Read our blog articles about estate planning in North Carolina including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, long-term care planning and more!

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  • Lessons from a Caregiver Law Suit Eva had a solid relationship with her nieces and nephews. She bonded with her mailwoman. Some combination of family and the mailwoman kept watch over Eva.
  • The Gifts of an Heiress When an heiress leaves a 300 million dollar estate, some common questions arise: When is it eccentricity and when is it incompetence? Generosity? Coercion?
  • Listening for a Legacy: Just To Hear Your Voice One More Time Clients and friends often hang on to an old saved voicemail so they can hear their loved one’s voice one more time. Why not use technology to leave a more meaningful, intentional message?
  • Our First Steps with the Modern Family Family Nothing will sidetrack or toss up completely unnecessary roadblocks down the road than a medical emergency and a fight over who makes the decisions.
  • Growth & Gratitude on a Grander Scale In October we attended the Law Firm 500 awards ceremony in Las Vegas. We decided to extend our trip to meet up with family. What did we learn?
  • 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.
  • Sad words, "What Would Prince Want?" 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 ...