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Not All Legacies are Financial (A SPECIAL ASK) attorney community company news estate planning attorney north carolina planningattorney Feb 05, 2024

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Last August, I was happy to attend a reunion in Rhode Island and catch up with my classmates from Mount Saint Charles Academy High School. Amidst all of the updates, shared achievements, and school news, there was also the bad that always comes when we...

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The Truth About Gun Trusts
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The Truth About Gun Trusts #trustplanning #trusts asset protection asset protection trust attorney trust Jan 15, 2024

Gun Trusts are becoming more and more popular, but there are a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding them. Just as with avoiding probate in estate planning with a revocable living trust, gun trusts attempt to avoid as much red tape as possible during life and after death. Here are just some...

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Five Ways Attorneys Destroyed an Estate attorney basic estate planning revocable living trust Oct 02, 2023

I recently reviewed an estate that ended up potentially being destroyed by a few attorneys who really didn't know what they were doing. For this blog, I’ll use the hypothetical Smith family, going back to 1996. At the time, it was John and Jane Smith and their four children, so they worked...

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Is Your Suitcase Packed? #estateplanning attorney livingtrust trust Oct 03, 2022

When it comes to estate planning with a revocable living trust, I often use the suitcase analogy.  When it comes to avoiding probate, a revocable living trust is like a suitcase. It is designed to take your things from one place to another, and there are many different levels of quality. My...

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The High Cost of a “Free” Medicaid Plan attorney free medicaid plan Sep 26, 2022

There are so many myths, folk remedies, and outright falsehoods surrounding Medicaid qualification for nursing home care that it becomes impossible to list them all. Unfortunately, it becomes easy for people to look online for the simple answers they want to hear rather than  researching...

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