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

Information on North Carolina estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and long-term care planning.

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  • Our Newest Clients Our newest clients - an extended family - have given us permission to document their planning every step of the way.
  • The Ghosts of Probate This time, my friend got a late evening phone call from an extended family member whose husband had passed away about six months ago after a long illness.
  • I Am the Proxy There’s a moment in HBO’s new show Succession that perfectly – illustrates the importance of a health care proxy. It does so in a few words over a few seconds.
  • 'Trust' and Coordination Getty being Getty could not help but use the promise of money as a club. His greatest threat to employees, friends, family was to write them out of the will.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "What If My Heirs Don't Want My Heirlooms?" In a recent article in the New York Times, the author handles a question that might be a little uncomfortable for some families: what if your children or grandchildren don't want the heirlooms you've been holding onto for them?