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Five Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

As an experienced estate lawyer in Raleigh and Durham, NC, I’ve noticed some common mistakes that many people make when it comes to estate planning. While estate planning doesn’t need to be complicated, it does require thoughtfulness and thoroughness that is often better done when working with a professional. Here are five common mistakes [...]

2020-10-16T15:01:11+00:00October 16th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Implications of Divorce on Estate Plans

Divorce is a huge life change that can come with some complications. If you are going through a divorce, make sure your estate plan is taken care of as early as possible.  Your estate plan breaks down how money will be inherited and spent if one were to pass away. For this reason, going [...]

2020-10-09T16:30:57+00:00October 9th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Common Myths about Wills and Trusts

As estate lawyers in the Raleigh, NC area, we are constantly surprised by some of the statements that are taken as facts by many people in regard to estate planning, wills, and trusts. Here are a few myths about wills and trusts: It’s only for the wealthy: Anyone who owns anything should have some [...]

2020-09-29T13:54:09+00:00September 29th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Four FAQs About Starting a Small Business

This year, we’re seeing more and more people look into starting a new business. Since we offer small business legal services, we are happy to help keep the Triangle’s entrepreneurial spirit going. Here are four FAQs we regularly get asked about starting a business: Do I need to register my business and deal with [...]

2020-09-21T14:22:11+00:00September 21st, 2020|small business|

Three Ways to Encourage Voting in the Community

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for another election. This year has had so much going on that an election seems to be far from many people’s minds. However, the people we elect (especially at the local level) will have a significant impact on our community. Voting is the best way citizens have [...]

2020-09-15T14:28:22+00:00September 15th, 2020|Governments|

Three Ways that the Pandemic is Affecting Estate Planning

We’re about six months into the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s safe to say that our world has changed in ways nobody could see coming. Among these changes, we've seen adjustments in how people in Raleigh, NC are approaching estate planning in light of the pandemic. Here are three ways that we’re seeing estate planning [...]

2020-09-04T14:33:08+00:00September 4th, 2020|Estate Planning|

When to Set Up An Estate Plan

As an estate planning law firm serving the Raleigh, NC area, we often get asked when someone should think about setting up an estate plan. In our opinion, an estate plan is always important, but there are some specific times in someone’s life where it’s an even better time to look into setting one [...]

2020-08-28T18:45:28+00:00August 28th, 2020|Estate Planning|

How Small Businesses Benefit the Local Economy

When talking about small businesses, don’t be misled by the word “small.” Small businesses make a huge impact on our local and national economies. These businesses are defined by having less than 500 employees. Small businesses are the backbone of America, so how exactly do they benefit our local economies? The biggest benefits of [...]

2020-08-21T16:04:26+00:00August 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Pros and Cons to Durable Powers of Attorney

Durable powers of attorney (POA), also commonly known as a financial power of attorney, can be a very useful tool for estate purposes. A durable POA is a document that allows someone to make financial decisions on someone else’s behalf. A durable POA is set for long-term, general use, versus for one specific instance, such [...]

2020-08-17T14:38:24+00:00August 17th, 2020|Estate Planning, Uncategorized|
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