Getting your estate planning affairs in order? We often see estate planning errors that can be time-consuming and expensive for your loved ones to resolve. Here are our tips for avoiding these common estate planning errors that will cost your family money:   1. Not Having an Estate Plan Having no estate plan is the …

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Acting as an executor for the first time can be a daunting experience as there are many tasks to complete and serious legal and financial issues hanging in the balance. Being named as an executor means your deceased loved one selected you to be legally in charge of handling their estate and fulfilling their final …

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Engaged? Congratulations! Between the dress shopping and cake tasting, don’t forget to add “call our lawyer about estate planning” to your long list of wedding “To-do’s.”   While preparing a will and thinking about future emergencies is not as fun as choosing floral arrangements, it is a smart way to say, “I Do” to a …

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A Living Will deals with your wishes about your end-of-life medical care. A living will also be known as an advanced directive, is an important estate planning document that aids your family in understanding your wishes at the end of your life. What is a Living Will? A living will provides instructions regarding your end …

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Not Necessarily. People often assume that if they do not have a will that their assets, or their estate,  will automatically go to their spouse. However, if you die without a will, also known as “dying intestate,” North Carolina laws, rather than you, will determine how your estate is distributed among your surviving relatives. Even …

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If you are a North Carolina resident, now is a great time to review your estate planning decisions as a new North Carolina Power of Attorney law goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The revisions to the law will align North Carolina’s laws with power of attorney legislation in other states so that there …

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Do you have a loved one who is not capable of handling his or her own personal, medical, or financial affairs?  Whether it is an aging parent or grandparent struggling with dementia, or an adult child suffering from a disability, it may be necessary to establish adult guardianship to ensure that your loved one’s affairs …

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