How to Have Tough Estate Planning Talks with Aging Parents

Speaking to aging parents about estate planning can be an emotionally-charged topic for many people. As an estate lawyer in Raleigh, I had the honor of guiding many families through this process. While it’s never fun to think about one’s mortality, it doesn’t have to be an awful process. Here are some tips for [...]

2021-02-01T18:55:21+00:00February 1st, 2021|Estate Planning|

What is Needed in Your Estate Plan to Grow Old in Your Home

As the population of the Triangle area ages towards retirement, many are now looking at how they want to spend their golden years. A popular choice is to age at home, where people avoid moving to retirement centers or assisted living facilities. This choice requires a lot of preparation, as well as a good [...]

2021-01-25T16:04:50+00:00January 25th, 2021|Estate Planning|

Estate Planning Documents College Students Need

Many students in the Raleigh area are getting ready to head off to college in a few months. With all the details of graduation, estate planning is often forgotten. After all, the students are typically still part of the parent’s insurance and care. Nothing changes, right? Wrong. Despite who pays the bills, legally, an [...]

2021-01-21T00:03:27+00:00January 21st, 2021|Estate Planning|

Why Some People Avoid Estate Planning

Even after all these years as estate lawyers in the Raleigh area, we’re still surprised that so many people avoid estate planning. We understand the hesitation, but honestly, most of the reasons can be more harmful in the long run. Here are four reasons why people avoid estate planning: Reminds them of death: [...]

2020-12-29T03:03:44+00:00December 29th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Four Reasons Why Having a Family Meeting to Discuss Estate Planning is a Smart Idea

Estate planning can be a difficult thing to navigate with loved ones, but trust us, it’s even more difficult to navigate a loved one’s death when the family doesn’t know the deceased’s plans. This is why we encourage our Raleigh clients to make sure they discuss estate plans with their loved ones. We’ll even [...]

2020-12-21T20:17:43+00:00December 21st, 2020|Estate Planning, inheritance|

What if Something Happens to my Executor?

As much as we may want to plan for everything, chaos still happens. A named executor of a will is usually a normal, everyday person, so they may be unable to fill this role when the time comes. The chosen executor may pre-decease the will originator, there may be a falling out, or they [...]

2020-12-11T19:09:18+00:00December 11th, 2020|Estate Planning|

What to Know About Student Loans and Estate Planning

With so many good universities in the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham areas, student loans are a fact of life for many people around here. However, it seems that although people know it will take a while to pay off these loans, they don’t factor in how they’ll affect their estate planning. If you’re [...]

2020-11-30T17:33:19+00:00November 30th, 2020|Estate Planning|

What New Parents Need To Know About Estate Planning

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Becoming parents is one of those times in life when people begin to think about wills and estate planning. It’s strange to think about death when bringing a new life into the world, but truly, it’s a way to maintain the family legacy through generations to come, [...]

2020-11-20T18:37:17+00:00November 20th, 2020|Estate Planning|
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