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

Welcome! Pull up a chair and grab a frosty glass of lemonade. Prepare to benefit from Attorney Jackie Bedard's years of experience in researching legal briefs, journals, and case studies as we dive into the wild world of estate planning and administration!

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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15th! Heads up! Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15th and runs through December 7th for changes that will be effective on January 1, 2018. The Medicare open enrollment period is the time during which people with Medicare can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plans typically change what they cost and cover. In addition, your health-care needs may have changed over the past year. The open enrollment period is your opportunity to switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans to better suit your needs.
  • Stop Living in the Cone of Uncertainty: Plan Ahead That got me thinking: during a disaster, the Cone of Uncertainty is the last place you want to be. Taking the term literally, you ultimately don’t want to be where the hurricane is likely to go. But to use a little literary license, also consider this: in the midst of turmoil, the people who fare the best are the people who have planned ahead.