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Far too many attorneys overcomplicate things, making topics convoluted and difficult to understand to the average person. This blog is committed to explaining legal planning topics in an easy to understand format, in plain English. Enjoy the blogs, and please let us know if there is a topic you would like covered.

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How to Avoid Probate #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #estatetaxes #financialplanning #lastwill #lastwillandtestament #longtermplanning #planning #probate #probateprocess #process #trustplanning #trusts #will #wills attorney attorney advice estate documents estate planning estate planning attorney estate planning basics estate planning strategies last will and testament lawyer advice lawyers advice livingtrust planningattorney revocable living trust the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust trust planning Apr 29, 2024

One of the biggest frustrations I see in my line of work is when people who are already going through a crisis because of the death or a long-term illness of a family member end up in probate. This time-consuming, frustrating, and paperwork intensive process only compounds the grief and agony...

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Seven Reasons Prenups Fail #estateplanning #legaldocuments #planning #spouses common mistakes divorce documents dosanddonts estate planning estate planning attorney lawyers advice north carolina planningattorney pre-marital agreement premarital agreement prenup the plain english attorneyā„¢ Apr 22, 2024

I’m an estate and Medicaid planning attorney, so why talk about prenups? It’s because it has all of the same hallmarks about planning ahead for the worst while hoping for the best that I do in my law practice, and because I have seen what divorce has done to the adult children of some...

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Will or Trust? #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #estatetaxes #genzestateplanning #lastwill #lastwillandtestament #probate #trustplanning #trusts #will #wills attorney advice basic estate planning beginner estate planning estate documents estate planning attorney estate planning basics last will and testament livingtrust planningattorney probate revocable living trust revocable trust revocable trusts the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust trust planning wills Apr 15, 2024

When it comes to estate planning, what you do with your estate is wide open. However, there are only two heavyweights when it comes to how you pass along your estate. You are either using a Last Will and Testament, or a revocable living trust as the base of your plan. But which one is best?...

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HUGE Possible Changes for First-Time Homebuyers #estateplanning #financialplanning #financials #guides attorney attorneys advice estate planning estate planning attorney financial institutions lawyer advice lawyers advice north carolina property tax real estate real estate planning realtors the plain english attorneyā„¢ Apr 08, 2024

I don't usually use a blog just to highlight another person's video, but in this case the information is too important not to. For my clients, their children, and even grandchildren, there are some big potential changes resulting from a legal settlement that can impact the way buying a house...

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Five Hidden Keys to Special Needs Estate Planning attorney attorney advice certified medicaid planner estate planning estate planning attorney health care power of attorney lawyers advice planningattorney special needs trust the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust trust planning Apr 01, 2024

When it comes to planning for estate planning for a beneficiary with special needs, there are a lot of myths, half-truths, and misinformation out there. And unfortunately, some of these things just get out there because it worked in one particular circumstance and suddenly everybody's thinking...

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Launch of Free Medicaid Course #beneficiary #costs #disability #estateplanning #financialplanning #longtermplanning #medicaid #medicaidplanning #seniors attorneys advice dosanddonts lawyers advice medicaid medicaid plan north carolina the plain english attorneyā„¢ Mar 25, 2024

When it comes to long term care planning with Medicaid, the federal government makes the rules confusing, convoluted, and so complex that families tend to throw up their hands in frustration and just spend everything until broke. That’s the way the government wants it. But if you know the...

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3 Keys to Estate Planning for HD #caregivingbasics #disability #estateplanning #guides #medicaid #medicaidplanning #planning #specialneeds #specialneedsestateplanning #trustplanning attorney advice attorneys advice certified medicaid planner common mistakes estate planning estate planning attorney estate planning strategies health care power of attorney lawyer advice medicaid plan planningattorney rules-for-medicaid-planning special needs trust Mar 18, 2024

3 Keys to Estate Planning for HD

Huntington’s Disease is a horrible affliction to individuals that also causes upheaval and turmoil within the family. But planning ahead can empower individuals, protect the family, and even provide calm within the family when crisis hits because wishes have...

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Who's On The Team? The Digital Family Office #estateplanning #financialplanning #guides #legaldocuments #longtermplanning #planning #trustplanning #trusts asset protection attorneys advice checklist estate planning estate planning attorney estate planning checklists getting started lawyers advice north carolina planningattorney the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust planning Mar 11, 2024

Who's on the team? Or more specifically who's on your team? When it comes to your legal and financial picture in the long run, and who is working with you and your family, it takes more than one professional to know, understand, and monitor everything. This is why a new business model is emerging...

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