Free Estate Information Guide
Keep track of your estate assets for future generations. Get this instant downloadable PDF you can print and bind to use as a tool for your family’s legacy.
FREE ESTATE INFORMATION GUIDE
Keep track of your estate assets for future generations. Get this instant downloadable PDF you can print and bind to use as a tool for your family’s legacy. .
It is important to think about planning for long term care costs now before time slips away. None of us know what will happen next in our lives, but we can make a legal plan that provides for the long term care services we may need in the future while also maximizing our assets.
The consequences of not planning for your death can make life for your family more difficult. If you have a bank account with no joint ownership and with no designated beneficiaries, the money in that account will be frozen and have to go through probate before distribution to your heirs. Probate can be a long and costly process that is better avoided when possible. Learn more about how to designate your assets for when you die.
When it comes to growing older, the one thing we can do to help ourselves and others is to make plans before we need help. Let’s take a look at the many options available for those needing long term care.
As an executor for a will, you have been honored with a position of trust. Another person believes that you can distribute their estate fairly and care for any investments and costs responsibly while distributing inheritance to their heirs. The position of executor is a large commitment which will take much time and effort to achieve an end to. Learn more about the process and your potential responsibilities.
The best you can hope for when you get a traffic ticket is dismissal of the charges. A dismissed ticket can no longer affect your driving record, cause you to face criminal charges, or run up your insurance rates. Learn more about how to deal with the dreaded ticket in NC.
If you are ready to think about what needs to be done to care for yourself and your family, a living trust, also called a revocable trust, is a good starting point. Whether you are trying to avoid probate expenses, care for yourself long term, regulate distributions of assets to heirs, avoid taxes, or keep your estate matters private, a living revocable trust could be a good planning strategy for your estate. Learn more about what a trust is and what benefits it imparts to your estate.
With the growing number of seniors in our society, elder financial exploitation now costs older Americans more than $2.6 billion per year. No matter what age you are now, this issue is bound to impact your life or the lives of those you care about. Learn how to protect yourself and those you love.
When a loved one dies, it is mentally and emotionally exhausting. However, you will feel less overwhelmed if you go ahead and do what needs to be done. It is important to let others know about the death and insure that the deceased’s assets are handled properly and accounts are closed. Learn more about what you need to do to move forward in this unfamiliar and often difficult process.
If you are looking at planning for end of life financial circumstances, you may be wondering about the tax laws in NC. How much will the Federal and State governments take from your final estate when you pass away? Will your heirs have to pay inheritance taxes on the gifts you give them before or after your death? Learn how to plan for distribution of assets after you pass away. Don’t let Probate and Taxes can take a chunk out of your estate.
After probate for an estate has closed, there are no legal definitives for if someone wants to reopen probate to sue. Probate lasts for several months to several years because it is the Personal Representative’s job to uncover all assets, all creditors, and all beneficiaries or heirs before distributing the assets. If you decide to fight despite the odds, make sure that you have an experienced attorney who fully understands probate law.
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