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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  • 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.
  • Book Review: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson With the advance of technology, we have come to expect immediate results and instant gratification. The Slight Edge is a reminder that there is no magic button in life; astounding results most often stem from the cultivation of small, daily habits.
  • Want to Eat Well? Make It As Easy As Possible Want to Eat Well? Make It As Easy As Possible. How do you make the best use of your time on the weekends and during the week? Send us an email at [email protected] and share your ideas.
  • Making Sense of Senior Community Levels of Care As elder law attorneys, Jackie and I help people make sense of senior care and paying for care while preserving their assets. A question we discuss often is, "What is the difference between all the communities and levels of care out there?" We work with many area senior communities, and we can categorize them in terms of the level of care they provide. In order from least to most personal care available, the three general categories are: Independent Living Communities, Assisted Living Communities, and Nursing Homes.
  • Community Heroes: TAP Unlimited’s Maura Silverman In April 2017, Jackie presented “The 11 Threats to You, Your Family, and Your Assets” at the Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited. We interviewed founder Maura Silverman to learn more about the organization.
  • Is Your Graduate Prepared for Leaving the Nest? Client Services Specialist Cheryl Karlos discusses an important topic parents need to address before their young adult children head off to college.