Wills and Trusts

Reviving a Will in Greensboro, North Carolina

Reviving a will in Greensboro, North Carolina is possible if you take the proper steps. When a person revives a will, that person takes an old will they had previously revoked and uses it as their current will. North Carolina law addresses what a person has to do to successfully do this. Here’s what you need to know about reviving a will in North Carolina. Reviving Portions of a Will …  read more

The Will Caveat and Estate Litigation

One of the most common reasons people begin estate litigation in North Carolina is because they want to file a will caveat. The term “will caveat” simply means a challenge to the validity of a last will and testament filed with the probate court. (In North Carolina, the probate court is called the Clerk of the Superior Court.) Here’s what you need to know about will caveats in North …  read more

Removing a Trustee in Greensboro: Trustee Removal Facts

Sometimes people in North Carolina seek to have the trustee of an irrevocable trust removed. This type of estate litigation is possible in some situations, but there are several issues you have to understand if you’re considering removing a trustee in Greensboro. Here is what you need to consider. Trustee Removal Reasons North Carolina law sets out specific reasons for why a court can …  read more

The Three Big Mistake Planning Mistakes You Need to Avoid

In an ideal world, estate planning attorneys would only help clients get prepared. They would never have to help clients deal with problems that arise out of mistakes in their estate plans. But this isn’t an ideal world, and estate planning mistakes happen. To help you avoid these mistakes, here is a list of three that pose some of the greatest risk. Mistake 1. Making a plan on your …  read more

Living Trusts and Pour-Over Wills in Greensboro NC

In estate planning circles, a pour-over will is a specific kind of will used primarily in conjunction with a revocable living trust. Pour-over wills are not necessarily different than other types of wills as far as the legal requirements involved. Instead, their difference comes in the terms you choose to include. Revocable living trusts and pour-over wills go hand-in-hand, and have …  read more

Why You Need Trusts in North Carolina and Don’t Even Know It

Creating a good estate plan in Greensboro, North Carolina means using various estate planning tools, such as a trust, to meet your goals and desires. Before people begin the estate planning process they often have little experience with trusts in North Carolina, nor do they understand why these devices are so useful. Broadening your understanding of trusts is something that will help you …  read more

On Using Electronic Wills in North Carolina

North Carolina estate planning attorneys tend to get a lot of questions about wills and how to use them. Even though wills are fairly basic legal documents, they play vital roles in any estate plan. Every competent adult needs to have a last will and testament made as soon as they turn 18. Yet, even though wills are important and every state has specific laws that cover them, these …  read more

The Estate Planning Portfolio: Essential Documents

Anyone in Greensboro, North Carolina who is developing an estate plan will create several foundational documents. Even though the laws that govern these documents differ between states, and the individual documents you create, will be different than those other people create, the types of documents most people have are the same. There are a handful of documents that almost everyone will …  read more

Practical Steps You Can Take When You Can’t Find the Will

When a family member dies, we all want to do everything we can to help make the grieving process as easy as possible. This is especially true if you know that the family member has left behind a last will and testament. Finding the will and making sure the family member’s last wishes are carried out is something many people see as a duty, as their obligation to do. But what happens if …  read more

Your Will Should Change If You Have an Omitted Child

People in Greensboro, North Carolina who get pregnant and have a child should schedule an appointment with an estate planning attorney as soon as possible. There are specific laws in North Carolina that apply when you have created a will but have left out a child. Anytime you omit a child from your will you should go back and update the terms to reflect your new circumstances. Omitted …  read more

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