Based on recent calls from my clients and thoughts from a friend whose wife is in the hospital, I've composed a list of things you may want to put in a bag in your car, in case hospital admission is necessary. … read more
Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date?
Does Your Estate Plan Still Reflect Your Wishes? Some of us have more time now, and the situation with the virus is making us reflect on what's important, like our family, staying healthy and what would things look like if we get sick or pass away. We know that you're more prepared than most, because you're our client, and you've done your important planning. However, families … read more
Resources To Help You From During The Covid-19 Outbreak
Resources for You: During this uncertain time, here are some resources you have available to you, that help keeps you safe and secure in your home: Grocery Delivery Services Publix Harris Teeter Walmart Amazon Prime Food Delivery Services UberEats DoorDash Grubhub Postmates COVID-19 Updates Centers for Disease Control & Prevention … read more
Probate Terms in North Carolina – Part 2
Last week we looked at several common probate terms in North Carolina. Because probate is a relatively obscure area of the law that most people don't encounter until after the death of a close family member or loved one, we think it's important to expand on last week's list by explaining some additional common probate terms of North Carolina you might come across. Of course, these … read more
Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Will?
The process of creating a comprehensive estate plan in the Greensboro, North Carolina area will most likely require you to create both a will and a living will. But why is this? Why do you need both of these documents? What does one document do that the other cannot? If you have been reading our blog for some time, you might already have an idea about why using both a will and a … read more
Basic Estate Planning Questions – Should I Make a Video Will?
Some people who create an estate plan in the Greensboro, North Carolina area want to know whether or not they should create a video will as a part of that plan. In this week's discussion on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at some common questions surrounding video wills and their role in estate planning. As with any discussion on a specific estate planning topic, … read more
Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is a Will Contest?
In this week's discussion of basic estate planning questions in North Carolina, we are going to look at the will contest. Also known as challenging a will, a will contest is something that might sound like it's more common than it is, probably because it is more often portrayed in films and fiction then it occurs in real life. A will contest can arise only in specific situations when … read more
Infographic: Six Steps to Planning Your Inheritance
No matter your age, it's important to think about the future and what could happen to your assets when you're no longer around. Take a look at our infographic to view steps you should take to plan your inheritance. Click here to view the full infographic … read more
ATTENTION: LAW CHANGE – NEW NORTH CAROLINA POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT
Learn more by reading a recent post on the UNC School of Government blog or by reading the North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act. In my opinion, the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents you should have. This document allows someone named as your agent to act for you during incapacity. Since none of us know when incapacity will strike, it’s important to have … read more
Special Need Solutions for Special Needs Children
Estate plans are an essential part of planning for the future, and when you have an heir with a mental disability or other impairment that limits their ability to take care of themselves, it is even more important. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 10 percent of American families have a special needs child with a physical, emotional, or mental disability, and 60 percent of parents … read more