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What Happens to Debt When You Die in North Carolina?

When approaching estate planning in North Carolina, many people ask what happens to debt when they pass away. The short answer to this question is “it depends.” Your debt might…

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What is a Will and Why Do I Need One in North Carolina?

Estate planning attorneys in North Carolina run across a lot of misconceptions when it comes to wills. To help set the record straight, we offer some examples of what a…

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Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs Children in North Carolina

In many ways, estate planning for special needs children is a balancing game. Too much annual income and principal, or too much monthly income, could negatively impact your child’s future…

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9 Major Life Events That Should Encourage You to Update Your Estate Plan

An estate plan is not necessarily something you can fix in place and then forget. When your life undergoes a significant change, you will probably want to make some adjustments…

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Critical Estate Planning Documents for Young Adults

Once your child turns eighteen, you, as a parent, lose the legal right to make decisions for your young adult. You even lose access to basic information about health or…

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Can a Will Help You Avoid Probate?

People often assume that having a will is enough to keep their estate from going through the probate process after their death. What is Probate? In a nutshell, probate is…

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Healthcare Decision Making As Part Of Your Estate Plan

When you think of estate planning, a trust or will may come to mind. While these are important parts of any estate plan, many people overlook the equal importance of…

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What Happens if I Don’t Have a Will or Trust?

Most people have heard it is in their interest to establish a will and/or trust.  These important legal documents set the stage for your loved ones to receive the money,…

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How to Hold an Estate Planning “Fire Drill”

Just like fire drills in elementary school let students know what to do in the event of a fire, an estate planning “fire drill” helps your family know what to…

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