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What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

If a loved one passes away without owning many assets, you may want to settle the estate without going through the probate process. There are many good reasons to skip the probate line and move straight into settling an estate. In North Carolina, you will need to get...
How to Avoid Probate

How to Avoid Probate

The good news is that with some legal help, you can altogether avoid probate for your family. The bad news is that if you don’t make a plan, your estate will go through probate and all of the associated costs when you pass away. Instead, learn how to avoid probate in...
How to Fund a Trust

How to Fund a Trust

Today many people are using a revocable living trust as the foundation of their estate plan. However, they make a big mistake that sends their assets and loved ones right into the court system: they fail to fund their trust. But how do you fund your trust? When...
What is Simple Assault?

What is Simple Assault?

If you threaten someone with force that suggests physical harm will follow, you’ve committed simple assault. This is the least serious assault offense and can include merely threatening another with bodily harm. You do not have to touch someone physically to face...