When Is Elder Guardianship Necessary?

Most people dealing with loved ones suffering from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, will reach a point when they know their loved one is no longer able to make safe decisions for themselves. This is the point when appointing a guardian becomes imperative for the family. When someone has legal guardianship, they can make decisions […]

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How to Obtain Guardianship of a Parent in North Carolina

Parental guardianship is a legal process where the court determines an individual is not capable of making decisions and needs protection. The elderly parent may have issues deciding on appropriate food and shelter, making decisions about medical treatments, or has a cognitive deficit leading to forgetfulness and making unsafe decisions.  If the NC court decides […]

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Legal Guardianship and the Elderly

What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a legal protective proceeding that appoints a person or a public entity to make decisions for a person who is unable to make sound decisions for themselves or manage their own affairs. These proceedings are typically carried out through probate court and effectively remove the rights of the individual, or […]

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A Look at the Special Needs Trust

Many families have friends, relatives, or colleagues who suffer with daily challenges in some way or another that limits them. These challenges can be a developmental, mental, or physical disability. In the past, most families of disabled loved ones would keep their struggles hidden because of the taboo associated with disabilities. Thanks to this, there […]

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A Living Trust and Probate

A trust is a legal arrangement where a person, or trustee, manages property for the benefit of another person, or the beneficiary. The legal property title is held by the trustee. The grantor creates the trust and entrusts his or her assets to the trustee for his or her choice of the beneficiary. The grantor, […]

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Settling a Living Trust

When someone dies, one of the first things that happens is figuring out the will and any trust they may have. If you happen to be the trustee named in a living trust, your job will be to help settle that trust. It is essential for you to know how to settle the living trust […]

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Setting Up A Family Trust

In the past, it seemed that the only people setting up trust funds for their children and grandchildren had a lot of money like the Rockefellers. Thanks to an increase in accumulations through the stock markets and increased property values of homes, more ordinary people are becoming wealthy and, because of this, trust funds are […]

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