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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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Protecting the Kids From a Divorce Disaster #beneficiary #estateplanning #guides #livingwill #planning #process #spouses #trustplanning asset protection asset protection trust attorney attorney advice divorce estate planning estate planning attorney lawyer advice lawyers advice legacy wealth planning livingtrust north carolina personal property planningattorney pre-marital agreement premarital agreement prenup revocable trust revocable trusts the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust trust funds trust planning trustee Jun 17, 2024

This one's going to be in two parts and it's about protecting the kids from a potential divorce disaster. The first part is putting together your own estate plan and what you can do to protect an inheritance that's going down to the kids so that it doesn't end up being claimed in a divorce. And...

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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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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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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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The Value of Professional Conferences: How Estate Planners Become Rockstars #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #estateplanningbooks #estatetaxes #financialplanning #planning #trustplanning #trusts #whatisestateplanning asset protection attorney-client relationships estate planning estate planning attorney living trusts north carolina planningattorney revocable living trust revocable trust revocable trusts the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust planning Feb 26, 2024

When it comes to estate planning, there’s always more information coming our way. It’s also not just about tax updates or changes to law, but it can often be just better ways to serve our clients through technological advancements and new platforms. While state bar sponsored...

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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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