Do you have a Digital Estate?

Do you have a Digital Estate?  Do you know what a Digital Estate is?  If you do know what a Digital Estate is or if you have one, how are you protecting and safeguarding those digital assets.  Are you taking the same care with your digital assets as you are with your real and personal (more…)

Why North Carolina’s Probate Process is Different

North Carolina is a special state. How many states boast two top tier college basketball teams, one of which has its own color? Plus, its probate process has a few quirks that keep it just as unique as its basketball heritage. The majority of America’s states handle things in a uniform manner. North Carolina doesn’t (more…)

Assets Being Squandered?

So you filed a caveat to a will that has not yet been admitted to probate?  I’m not sure you can do that but I could be wrong.  I just always assumed you must wait until someone at least filed the will with the court regardless of whether or not they applied to be personal (more…)

Probate in North Carolina

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, chances are you’ll experience some form of probate or estate administration.  Sometimes this can be a vey straightforward process, but at other times it can be rather complex and time consuming.  It is helpful to understand some of the various types of probate in North Carolina. (more…)

Health Care Directives and Planning for the Future

Who will make your healthcare decisions when you are no longer able?  What plans do you need to make to ensure that your end of life transitions are peaceful and uninterrupted?  When is the right time to start thinking about these types of questions? NOW is the answer.  We are all growing older each day, (more…)

Protecting Your Power Of Attorney

May is Elder Law Month, and a great portion of our practice with the elderly is the execution of durable powers of attorney. For those of you who are unaware of what a durable power of attorney is, it is a document that allows you to create an agency relationship in someone else you trust (more…)

Do not be like Prince; make sure you have a Will

For those of us who lived through the 80’s or just enjoy that era of musical talent we truly lost a legend when Prince recently passed away.  As oftentimes the case may be, you learn a lot about a celebrity after their death.  I along with many others am stunned by the latest media coverage (more…)

Who Needs A Will?

Who needs a will, living will, healthcare power of attorney, and a durable power of attorney?  The answer may surprise you, but truthfully the answer is everyone should have these four documents.  Most people think wills, end of life, and incapacity documents are solely for “old people” and while it is true that the elderly (more…)

Health Care Directives and Planning for the Future

Who will make your healthcare decisions when you are no longer able?  What plans do you need to make to ensure that your end of life transitions are peaceful and uninterrupted?  When is the right time to start thinking about these types of questions? NOW is the answer.  We are all growing older each day, (more…)

Don’t Want To Burden Your Family But Want To Leave A Legacy

The loss of a loved one is a difficult beyond anything you can imagine.  Most of us have suffered loss and can relate and understand the pain and anguish that you or someone you know is suffering with.  What is worse is that this is not their only burden.  The burdens start before death and (more…)