Five Tips To Organize Your Estate Planning

Originally written by Kim Whitley for Outlook

Estate Planning does not end with signing the documents. The following tips will help your family in the event of death or emergency:

Document Distribution - Make sure you have distributed copies of your Durable Power of Attorney, Health...
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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 survivorship. If a...

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Top Ten Mistakes in Estate Planning

Originally written by Kim Whitley for Outlook Newspaper.

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...

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Shortcuts In Estate Administration

Originally written by Kim Whitley for Outlook Newspaper.

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...

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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...

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