1. MEDICAID PLANNING IN A CRISIS 

    Although planning in advance for facility care is best, an unanticipated health event may necessitate instant action to protect assets.  Some techniques which may work are set forth below: Purchasing a one-percent (1%) interest in the homesite or other real property as joint tenants with right of s…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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