Is Having an Estate Plan Worth It?

As estate law experts in central North Carolina, we’re often asked if having an estate plan is really worth it. Most people think that estate plans are for the mega-rich, not for everyday people like themselves. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, those who don’t have excess resources could be leaving [...]

2020-11-06T16:28:19+00:00November 6th, 2020|Estate Planning|

What Happens When a Loved One Dies Without a Will?

When a loved one dies, it sends everyone into shock! This is true even when the death was expected. Those who plan appropriately and communicate with loved ones what their wishes are and what they want to happen to their estate leave their loved ones with a little more peace. However, things can get [...]

2020-10-30T16:25:52+00:00October 30th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

There are many reasons why committed couples choose not to legally marry, but by not doing so, they may be leaving their spouse without the inheritance they intend to leave. This is especially true in North Carolina since North Carolina does not recognize common law marriage.  Therefore, it’s important for these couples to think [...]

2020-10-23T14:15:03+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|

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|
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