What do the attorneys at Carolina Family Estate Planning Law Firm have to say about wills, trusts and estate and long term care planning?

By continuously researching legal briefs, journals, and case studies, Attorney Jackie Bedard provides readers with information North Carolina estate planning.

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  • 2018 LAW UPDATE: New Durable Power of Attorney Law in North Carolina The new North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act became law in North Carolina on January 1, 2018. The new law seeks to bring clarity to several issues relating to powers of attorney. More specifically, the new law impacts Durable Powers of Attorney which provide financial and legal authority, but does not impact Health Care Powers of Attorney. Due to the clarity provided by the new laws, it is likely that banks and other financial institutions will begin showing a preference for power of attorney documents executed under the new law.
  • Tax Reform is Here: What You Need to Know On December 20, 2017, Congress passed a sweeping tax reform bill (the “Act”) that changes the planning landscape for corporations, small businesses, and individuals. President Trump signed the Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act became effective on January 1, 2018. While you can find detailed summaries online regarding the key income tax changes, I wrote this memo to highlight changes relating to estate planning, seniors, or those with special needs.
  • Reviewing your Estate Plan: Five Areas to Consider Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Attorney Jackie Bedard discusses the importance of updating your estate plan and reviewing changes from the previous year.
  • Santa’s Lumps of Coal Holiday Recipe This dessert makes the perfect complement to any holiday meal!
  • 2017: Wow, That Went by Fast... At Carolina Family Estate Planning (CFEP), this has been a year of expansion while maintaining our commitment to excellent client service.
  • New Guide for Discussing Your Planning with Your Family I have written a new guide to help, "Here's the Plan:How to Tell Loved Ones What You'd Like to Happen."
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pie This dessert makes the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving meal!
  • The Virtual Dementia Tour: A Life-Changing Experience VDT is a hands-on simulation of the physical and mental challenges by those with dementia. The simulation offers individuals the ability to step into the shoes of another person and view situations from a patient or loved one's standpoint.
  • CFEP recognized at Law Firm 500 We are excited to announce that Carolina Family Estate Planning was recently named one of the fastest growing firms in the country by the Law Firm 500.
  • Thai Peanut Zoodles (or Noodles) If you’re not in to zucchini noodles, you can use rice noodles—or even just plain pasta.