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Estate Planning Through the Ages – In Your Twenties

As a twenty-something, I know that most of my peers haven’t given much thought to estate planning. They may be wondering if they need to do any estate planning at all. Some might not even be sure what estate planning means!

What is estate planning?

Estate planning means arranging your › continue reading.

Estate Planning for the Newly Single

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A separation or divorce can be an overwhelming and exhausting process. However, a separation or divorce can also be the start of a new life. When the dust has settled and you are ready to begin looking to the future, one of the first steps you should take is reevaluating › continue reading.

Do I need a will in North Carolina?

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People come up with all sorts of reasons for why they don’t need a will – I’m young and healthy, I don’t own that much stuff, everything would go to my spouse and that’s fine – but in reality, none of these excuses carry much weight. The truth is that › continue reading.

Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

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Yes, you need one.  Right Now.   It is important insurance.

What is a power of attorney?

A general, durable power of attorney authorizes your attorney-in-fact (agent) to carry on any business matter which you yourself could do.  It becomes effective immediately when you sign it. We make it “durable” so › continue reading.

Gift Ideas For Your Grown Children

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Now that we are smack dab in the middle of the holidays, you may be trying to think of some gift ideas that will please your family but won’t get dusty and take up space. My grown children have all the toys they need, and usually buy what they want. › continue reading.

What is Probate in North Carolina?

probateProbate is the court process of transferring assets controlled by your will to your beneficiaries upon your death. The word probate refers to the act of proving the will; but it has come to mean the whole process that occurs after the will is proved to be a valid will.› continue reading.