1. Top Ten Mistakes in Estate Planning

    Proper Planning can reduce the difficulty of handling an estate. Avoid these mistakes to make the estate process easier: 1. Not adding beneficiary designations to assets, including bank accounts. Assets which pass by beneficiary designation in North Carolina are not subject to probate or probate tax…Read More

  2. Shortcuts In Estate Administration

    Handling an estate can be a difficult task. Fortunately, North Carolina offers some “short forms” of estate administration to make the process easier and avoid a full administration: 1. DMV Form MVR-317. If a vehicle is the only asset owned by the deceased, then a Form MVR-317 can be used to pas…Read More

  3. What is Elder Law?

    As the average life expectancy continues to rise, so does the need for the branch of law known as elder law. This area of law focuses on protecting and advocating for the aging and elderly along with their caretakers and loved ones. It covers a wide range of legal services from basic financial manag…Read More

  4. KIM WHITLEY SPEAKS AT CATAWBA VALLEY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION CPE

    On April 10, 2018, Kim Whitley presented a program on Special Assistance and Medicaid to the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association. The presentation was held at Catawba Valley Community College. Ms. Whitley’s presentation discussed the differences between Special Assistance and Medicaid, how to app…Read More

  5. CITY SPLASH PAD NAMED AFTER FOUNDING PARTNER CHARLIE DIXON

    The City of Hickory has a new water splash pad for children thanks to the efforts and funding by the City of Hickory, the Hickory Kiwanis Club and the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club. The new splash pad was recently named the “Charles D. Dixon Memorial Splash Pad” at Kiwanis Park. At the rec…Read More