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What is a springing power of attorney?

Powers of attorney are legal instruments that allow other people to act on your behalf. There are many different types, and each could have a unique function in your estate plan. You might also note that laws vary from state to state, and that the United States has...

What to address in a living will

Even if you consider yourself to be of optimal health, creating a living will gives you an opportunity to state what you want to happen in the event that a serious health emergency or issue arises. A type of advance directive, the living will gives doctors – and your...

What steps do you take to avoid probate?

To ensure you take care of your loved ones after your death, you cultivate a sound estate plan. Did you take steps to avoid probate?  Forbes describes how not avoiding probate sometimes becomes a misstep when securing your legacy. Learn how to make sure your assets...

How long a divorce may take in North Carolina

Divorce is often an expensive, contentious and difficult process; like many others, your goal is probably to try to get through it quickly. Frequently, people become frustrated when their divorce starts “taking too long.”  How long your divorce ends up taking depends...

Deathbed last wishes and handwritten wills

Whether planning a Last Will and Testament in North Carolina, helping a loved one through the will process or facing probate, two common concerns are whether courts admit handwritten wills with no witnesses or deathbed last wishes.  It comes as no surprise that states...

What is parallel parenting?

If you have children with your ex-spouse, you will still be working together with him or her in tandem to raise your children after divorce. People commonly deem this as “co-parenting,” and usually this is the custodial arrangement after divorce unless there were...