What You Should Know About the Upcoming Changes in Estate Planning Law

North Carolina law governing power of attorneys (POAs) is changing in a big way.  North Carolina has adopted a revised version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.  The changes go into effect beginning January 1, 2018 and will completely overhaul this area of estate planning.  Below are some highlights of the changes: The Act […]

5 Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

Clients usually know to ask about an attorney’s years of experience and practice in the area of law in which the client needs help.  They also know to ask the attorney about his or her fee structure.  But below are five questions clients typically do not know to ask an attorney in a consultation.  The […]

Social Security Disability: Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Application Process

The application and appeals processes for Social Security Disability benefits are complex, and there are many areas where mistakes can be made.  If the forms are not filled out exactly correct, or if there seems to be any kind of discrepancy between your application and your medical reports, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can easily […]

Top Five Practical Steps to Avoid Conflict in Estate Planning

While estate planning is necessary, it is also an uncomfortable topic to discuss.  For that reason, people often wait or postpone doing anything about it.  Unfortunately, not addressing estate planning issues beforehand can create major conflict within a family after a family member passes. Below is a list of the best advice for anyone looking […]