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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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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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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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New Yearā€™s Revolutions #2023 #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #financialplanning #legaldocuments #longtermplanning #newyear #resolutions address the press fact-based Jan 02, 2023

It sounds ridiculous that it even has to be stated, but with the New Year we need to focus on fact-based solutions to our problems... and that will be considered "revolutionary." As I usually do, I have been on my annual end-of-year break and, unfortunately, I had a chance to dig a few inches...

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Eight Steps Every Senior Should Take #estatedocuments #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #legaldocuments #process #seniors #steps #wills May 02, 2022

I was recently asked to spell out the basic things that every senior should have in place, and I came up with eight specific items. While there are certainly more, this is a broad list of the most important legal and practical items.

  1. Have Estate Document In Place: There are actually several...
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