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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Division is Difficult

There is no easy way to divide up money between family members because no matter what you do, someone is going to feel like they were treated unfairly. And that person’s complaints are going to make everyone else in the family as miserable as he or she is.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Hefner Demands Heirs Be Drug-Free

When Hugh Hefner, the famous founder of Playboy magazine, died, speculation about who would inherit his fortune immediately began. Now, some details have been released, and they are a bit shocking considering Hef was known as much for the parties he threw as his publishing prowess.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

A New Scam To Look Out For


They say a fool and his money are soon parted, but modern-day scammers are getting so sophisticated that many non-foolish folks are being taken in as well. The federal courts and the U.S. Marshals Service are Read more . . .


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

D-I-V-O-R-C-E And E-S-T-A-T-E P-L-A-N-N-I-N-G


D-I-V-O-R-C-E And E-S-T-A-T-E P-L-A-N-N-I-N-G


Little did Tammy Wynette know, she could have had another hit on her hands by doing a follow-up to her classic song D-I-V-O-R-C-E on post-divorce E-S-T-A-T-E P-L-A-N-N-I-N-G. Maybe not a Number 1, but it would probably be popular in legal circles. Maybe?

Okay, it’s a stretch. But


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Honoring Veterans


 Honor Our Veterans This Holiday Season

“A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken.” That is the driving sentiment behind the national “Wreaths Across America” movement. Each December, volunteers place wreaths on individual veterans’ graves at over 1,200 locations throughout the U.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Importance of Giving This Holiday Season


“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” -Acts 20:35

Like so many scripture lessons, this one grows more poignant as you get older. As a child, you were excited for Christmas because you hoped Santa would bring you everything on your list. Now, you take more joy in seeing your children and grandchild open gifts than you get from opening gifts yourself. 

Our firm works with many people who are at this stage in life.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Who’s Reading Your Emails?


Have you ever sent an email that you hope your spouse never reads? If the answer is yes, you better make sure your estate plan includes instructions about who gets access to your digital assets when you die.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Exposing Guardianship Abuse


What would you do if a stranger showed up at your home out of nowhere, and told you they were your new legal guardian? They have the power to control your finances, make healthcare decisions for you, decide where you live, and can even prevent you from seeing your family if they don’t think it is a good idea for you to be around them. It sounds impossible, but a recent article in The New Yorker details how this nightmare scenario is actually playing out.

The article focuses on the plight of a particular couple in Nevada, Rudy and Rennie North, but it is something that could happen virtually anywhere thanks to the relative lack of oversight in the guardianship system.


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Buried Next To Marilyn Monroe, But That’s About All We Know


We live in a society that has become obsessed with celebrity. We’ve gone from a time where everyone was concerned with keeping up with the Joneses, to a period where it is impossible to avoid Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Is it any surprise then, that we also are interested in knowing what sort of estate planning our favorite celebs have done?

Although it indicates good planning on their part, it is a bit disappointing to find out there is no news about what a celeb’s last wishes were.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

50 Ways To Destroy An Old Will


Paul Simon sang to us about the “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” while Train told us there are “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Based on all the big life changes that are happening in these songs, the next “50 Ways” song should probably be “50 Ways to Destroy an Old Will.” For that task, we’ve got some suggestions.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

A True Horror Story For One North Carolina Family


ABC 13, WLOS, recently featured a heartbreaking story about a family that is going through estate planning hell. The family wants their story told so that what is happening to them doesn’t happen to anyone else. 

Connie Root passed away this June after a short battle with state 4 lung cancer.
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