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10 Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now!

Many people think that estate plans are for someone else, not them. But as the following list makes clear, estate planning is for everyone, regardless of age or net worth.1. Read More

Estate Planning 101: What Is a Will vs. a Trust Anyway?

Even if you are a person of modest means, you have an estate—so everyone needs an estate plan. The right plan depends on your individual circumstances. For some, a living Read More

Do I Still Need Estate Planning If I Have TOD's on All My Accounts?

We often get this question from many clients who think or have been told by financial advisors that they do not have to have any estate planning if they have Read More

What Kind of Estate Planning Attorney Do You Really Want?

You’ve heard the saying, “Lawyers are a dime a dozen” and it is true! With so many lawyers out there, it is important to know what to look for in Read More

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Have a Trust

I was talking with a woman recently about estate planning. She wanted to know if she needed a will even if she had a trust in place. I then asked Read More

The Unknown Danger of Re-Titling Your Home the Wrong Way

I recently met a woman, by the name of Alice, who had inherited a family farmhouse from her parents many years ago. Over the years, Alice invested her hard earned Read More

3 Common Mistakes When Marrying Later In Life

For people in North Carolina, one of the surest ways to stir up conflict and create legal battles that go on long after you die, is to get married later Read More

Procrastinating Could Be Downright Excruciating for Your Family

Have you heard the saying, “You are just buying time?” The funny thing is, there is no way to buy time, and there is no way to get it back Read More

5 Perfect Situations to Bring up Estate Planning with your Parents

Even though we all know there is no way to avoid death, it is understandably an unpopular topic of conversation. As your parents age, it will make things easier on Read More

2 Reasons an Outdated Trust Will Leave Your Spouse Broke and Helpless

I recently met a lady in Raleigh who said that she and her husband had separate trusts drafted about 15 years ago. She wondered if they needed to be updated. Read More

Scary Facts about Nursing Home Poverty

I met a couple recently, Rose and John, who had been married for over 50 years. Rose informed me that they were recently divorced. I am sure by the look Read More

Warning: Your Children’s Futures are at Stake

Have you ever thought about what would happen to your minor children if you died without a Will? Many young families do not think about the consequences of such a Read More

The Real Truth about Medicaid Planning

With the recent find of a $1 million in gold coins while scuba diving, I was reminded of a story someone once told me. Their father had several hundred thousands Read More

5 Hidden Dangers of Joint Ownership with a Child

A common question I am asked is whether probate can be avoided if assets are owned jointly with a child. I would like to share just four of the disastrous Read More

Could Your Estate be a Windfall for the Wrong People?

I was talking with a grandmother recently about the devastating loss of her adult son, Bill. She explained that she was in shock because her grandson was not entitled to Read More


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