Jennifer Sheila Kornblum

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum

Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, and surrounding areas
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Missouri
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Biography

I have been an attorney since 1992, and am also a licensed Realtor. I started in California, and moved to Missouri in 2005. My practice areas are business law, contracts, dispute resolution, real estate, landlord-tenant, wills and trusts, and estate planning. I have a broad-base of experience and enjoy working with individuals and small businesses. I am self-employed and keep flexible hours to accommodate your schedule.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Business Dispute Resolution
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Contract Law
  • Business Transactions (Buy/Sell Agreements)
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MC, Amex, and checks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1988) | Legal Studies
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Professional Associations
Missouri State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
My Website
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Legal Answers
148 Questions Answered
Q. Vehicle has been left at my house over a year, it can I charge storage fee? Loan is over 10 years old, get lein release?
A: If there is a lien on the vehicle, you should first contact the lien holder and see if they would be interested in releasing the lien based on the age and abandonment of the vehicle. If they are unwilling to do so, your best bet is to tell them to come pick up their vehicle. I am unaware of a way to release a lien against the wishes of the lien holder, but you also don't have a duty to store what is essentially their vehicle. So do your best to negotiate with them.
Q. Does he have any rights to my house? Should I file a lien and how much does that cost?
A: There are a lot of moving parts here and a lot at stake. Respectfully, with all the people and assets involved this is not an issue that can be resolved in an online forum. I strongly advise you to seek the advice of an attorney to sort it all out.
Q. My spouse moved out of our home 8 years ago and I never removed them from the title. Is he entitled to any proceeds?
A: There are a couple of considerations you need to make in order to answer your question. First, the loan you and your ex have is with the mortgage company. That lender is not invested in your personal situation and is just interested in 1) whether the mortgage payments have been made, and 2) that the mortgage is paid off when the house is sold. So the mortgage company has no interest in who made the payments. If there is equity left over once the mortgage is paid off, that is a discussion to be had between you and your ex. In order for the title company to equitably distribute the proceeds of sale between you and your ex, you will need to have a written agreement signed by both of you. Otherwise the title company that handles the closing will likely just have to hold onto the proceeds until you are able to agree on a division. Because both of you have to sign off on the sale documentation. So the time to agree on the division of proceeds is before the closing on the sale of the property. You can work out the math and show your ex what his share is and yours is, and see if he will agree. Or you can hire an attorney to help the two of you mediate the division of the proceeds. Or you can each hire attorneys and fight over the proceeds.
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Contact & Map
4736 W Burbank St
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: (573) 552-1443