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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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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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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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5 Toxic Lawyer Schemes #estateplanning #estatetaxes #financialplanning #longtermplanning #planning #probate #trustplanning asset protection asset protection trust common mistakes estate planning estate planning attorney lawyers advice north carolina planningattorney probate probate problems the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust trust planning Feb 19, 2024

It's unfortunate, but there are numerous estate planning practices that have become standard operating procedure at law firms that are not necessarily the best thing for the clients or their families. In fact, they seem designed specifically to make more money for the law firm than they are to...

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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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Mom Needs Help... What Do We Do?: Basic Long Term Care Options #activitiesofdailyliving #adls #caregivingbasics #estateplanningbasics #howtoprovidepersonalcare #iadls #instrumentalactivitiesofdailyliving #longtermbasics #longtermplanning #medicaid #medicaidplanning #process #seniors Dec 05, 2022

While Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning is often focused on preserving money, at least for the families who speak with me, but the overall process has to be about more than just assets and income. Unfortunately, many professionals push those aside and focus only on the money without sufficient...

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