Estate Planning and Guardianship of Children

What You Need to Know About the New VA Rules for Pension Planning

Are you or a family member planning to apply for a Veterans Administration (VA) pension in the future? If so, you should know that the rules just changed that may make it more difficult for some veterans and their spouses or dependents to qualify for VA pension benefits. These new rules, which went into effect October 18, 2018, are outlined […]

How to Prepare for Your Own Funeral

Human beings have the gift of thinking critically and expansively, yet most of us become flummoxed when it comes to our own mortality. Knowing death is inevitable may feel depressing, but as estate planning lawyers, we prefer to look at it differently. We believe taking the time to consider what will happen after you pass away allows you to better […]

What’s Going On with Power of Attorney Laws in NC?

Did you know that there’s a new power of attorney law in NC? Unless you’re already involved in the legal landscape in some way, probably not—at least until now. Nonetheless, the North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act went into effect on January 1, 2018, and while the new law includes several changes, it all boils down to one important […]

When Should You Create Your Will? Even if You Have “Nothing,” Starting Your Estate Plan Young is Important

As the tired old saying goes, nothing’s a guarantee in life except for death and taxes. I’d add one more item to the list: things in your life will change, and often in unexpected ways. That’s the point driven home by an article recently published in Investment News, which  highlights the accidental death of 27-year old Star Trek actor Anton […]