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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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Getting Started with Financial Planning #estateplanning #estateplanningbasics #financialplanning #genzestateplanning #guides #planning #steps attorney attorney advice attorneys advice beginner estate planning dosanddonts financial institutions getting started lawyer advice lawyers advice north carolina the plain english attorneyā„¢ Jul 15, 2024

When it comes to financial and estate planning, knowing how to start seems to be the toughest part. While we already have plenty of content on starting estate planning, building up that estate is its own subject. Getting started is very dependent on where you are in life and what goals you have,...

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Non-Profit vs Charity... What's Best? #estateplanning #financialplanning #guides #legaldocuments attorney attorney advice attorneys advice dosanddonts estate planning estate planning attorney estate planning strategies estatetaxexemption financial institutions generational wealth lawyer advice lawyers advice north carolina planningattorney property tax real estate real estate planning retirement accounts stocks the plain english attorneyā„¢ trust funds Jul 01, 2024

I recently had the privilege of discussing the subject of non-profits versus charities at the Homeschooling Unleashed conference in Raleigh. As Homeschooling becomes more popular, parents have been looking for ways to group together. These groups invariably want to know if they should form as...

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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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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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