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|

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|

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|

Financial Trends and Estate Planning: What You Need To Know

Financial trends can have an impact on more than just bank accounts. Some of these trends can have unforeseen effects on estate plans. As an estate planning law firm, we do our best to advise our Raleigh-area clients about how financial decisions can impact estate planning. Here are some tips to keep in mind [...]

2020-08-04T18:50:57+00:00August 4th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Three Times Where a Power Of Attorney Is Vital

Our Raleigh-area clients often ask us whether a power of attorney is vital. In a word, yes. A power of attorney gives a person the power to make decisions on behalf of someone else and can be very important for many reasons. Here are three instances where a power of attorney is vital: College-aged [...]

2020-07-23T18:46:08+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|

Four Ways a Trust Can Strengthen an Estate Plan

It seems like setting up a trust is becoming more and more popular here in the Raleigh, NC area. It can be a great addition to many estate plans and one that should be considered. When created correctly, it can be a key component to an estate plan, expanding the possibilities of what can [...]

2020-07-10T14:52:28+00:00July 10th, 2020|Estate Planning|
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