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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  • WWPD This was the headline on the Washington Post’s Style section one day last month: WHAT WOULD PRINCE WANT? TWO YEARS LATER HIS ESTATE IS A MESS ...
  • Stan Lee's Latest Cameo . . . in an Elder Care Fiasco Without Stan Lee a lot of people would have had a lot more time on their hands last weekend - there would not have been an Avengers: Infinity War to go see.
  • What is Modern Estate Planning Really About? Every time we see such changes to the estate tax laws, we receive a lot of inquiries from people about whether they still need a will or trust or whether they need to do estate planning at all? Our answer is always a resounding “YES!” Estate planning hasn’t been about estate tax planning for a while now. So what is modern estate planning really about?
  • How Estate Planning is like Shopping for a Car Like car shopping, estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. A law firm should be willing to work with you to understand your goals and help you figure out the best plan that fits your budget.
  • Spring Asparagus & Gruyere Tart Recipe for Spring Asparagus and Gruyere Tart
  • FAQ: What Happens to Debts Upon Death? An experienced estate planning and asset protection attorney can help you assess your and your beneficiaries’ exposure to debts and help you develop a plan.
  • Kellie's Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina Charleston is a gorgeous coastal town that has been named our nation’s No. 1 city for the past 5 years. It's one of those rare places that truly has it all: national landmarks, fantastic restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene, and, of course, the friendliest faces.
  • 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.