Chris Craig's Blog

Here Are 3 Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit in Asheville (Which Don’t Include Gingerbread)

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While we love gingerbread houses at The Grove Park Inn, Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum, and other Asheville holiday traditions, sometimes we need a break from all the crowds. If you’re looking for some non-traditional Asheville Christmas activities, we’ve put together a list of things to do at home, around town, and outside of the city limits that’ll […]

Estate Planning for LGBTQ Couples Isn’t Always Cut & Dried. Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

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Same-sex marriage may now be legally accepted, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t hurdles—particularly when it comes to legally protecting your family and future generations. Many believe all the issues have been resolved thanks to the 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, but this is not the case for everyone. If you are growing your family and wondering what is […]

Are Adoption Agencies Allowed to Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation? What You Need to Know About Trump’s Proposal

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The Friday of Memorial Day weekend, the Trump administration proposed repealing Obama-era policies at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that prohibit federally funded adoption and foster care agencies from discriminating against adoptive couples based on their faith or sexual orientation. This is concerning to me, not only as an adoption attorney but as a parent, too. At […]

Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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Estate planning is one of those things that most of us don’t really think about until something big happens in our lives. If you’re reading this now, I’d bet there’s a pretty good chance you’re in this boat. The truth is it’s never too soon to get started on estate planning. Yet, because we don’t talk about the subject openly […]

Attention Adoptive Parents! Trying to File Your Taxes with an ATIN? Here’s What You Need to Know About Claiming the Child Tax Credit for 2018

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Tax season is officially upon us—and whether you diligently file as soon as your W2s roll in or find yourself up late trying to knock them out on April 14th, there’s no escaping this yearly chore. Filing taxes can be overwhelming and confusing at the best of times, but the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has made it even more […]

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