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What is the Cost Of a Will or Trust?

One of the biggest deterrents for people getting a will or trust done is the cost. There’s this perception that anything with a lawyer is going to automatically be unaffordable, but that’s not always the case. In the Raleigh and Durham areas, wills and trusts cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to up [...]

2020-05-04T14:34:30+00:00May 4th, 2020|Estate Planning|

How to Prepare a Will during Social Distancing

How are you spending your days during this time of social distancing? Many of us are taking advantage of our cleared calendars to think about those things that we never seem to get around to doing, like estate planning. Here are some ways to prepare a will during social distancing: Take care of the [...]

2020-04-14T15:42:40+00:00April 14th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Online and Teleconferencing Estate Planning Legal Services

Just about everything can be done online, through email or by teleconferencing these days:  filing taxes, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a passport online, as well as many legal services.  This is especially helpful when dealing with a situation like the current Covid-19 pandemic where most residents are employing social distancing, working from [...]

2020-03-25T16:48:08+00:00March 25th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Inheritance?

When a friend or family member passes away, they may leave behind some of their money or property.  This is considered an inheritance.  One thing that commonly confuses people is the difference between an inheritance tax and an estate tax. An estate tax is levied on the value of a deceased person’s belongings, properties, [...]

2020-03-25T16:50:26+00:00March 25th, 2020|Estate Planning, inheritance|