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How can you avoid beneficiary designation mistakes?
14Mar

How can you avoid beneficiary designation mistakes?

While wills are a crucial aspect of estate planning, they are not the only tool in your arsenal. Certain assets include beneficiary designations, which are…

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5 reasons for a will update that you may not have considered
27Feb

5 reasons for a will update that you may not have considered

Changes happen all the time in life, and they often come with consequences that require further attention. Since you wrote your will, significant changes have…

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Is a holographic will legal in North Carolina?
10Jan

Is a holographic will legal in North Carolina?

There are a variety of ways for you to create your will. However, you do it, the most important thing is for you to ensure…

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3 reasons young couples should have an estate plan
04Jan

3 reasons young couples should have an estate plan

When starting out as a newly married couple, you may feel like estate planning only applies to older, wealthy couples. According to a Caring.com survey,¬†one…

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Steps to prevent a will contest
15Nov

Steps to prevent a will contest

Most people consider estate planning as a comprehensive process and do not give much thought to the risk of loved ones contesting the will. Unfortunately,…

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How should I set up a springing power of attorney?
23Sep

How should I set up a springing power of attorney?

A medical power of attorney is someone you designate to make health care decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated due to injury…

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What are advance directives and how important are they?
08Aug

What are advance directives and how important are they?

When thinking about your will, you may start to wonder what would happen in an emergency situation. If you get hurt, you could be in…

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3 things your future executor should know
28Jun

3 things your future executor should know

When you create your North Carolina estate plan, an important part of doing so involves naming an executor, or a personal representative, who is going…

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The difference between a will and a trust
19May

The difference between a will and a trust

Estate planning is essential for any individual with significant assets and potential beneficiaries who may inherit them. This process establishes a legal procedure for how,…

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