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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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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 attorney™ 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 attorney™ 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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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 attorney™ 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 attorney™ 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 attorney™ 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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Five Things in Every Good Power of Attorney #estateplanning #financials #guides #planning #probate #trustplanning asset protection attorney advice estate planning attorney health care power of attorney lawyers advice powers of attorney trust planning Feb 12, 2024

As I was recently reminded while reviewing some legal documents for a prospective client, not all power of attorney forms are created equal. In fact, some people may mistakenly believe they are covered when that is far from the truth. Here are the five big things every good power of attorney...

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When should I start planning for marriage? attorneys advice estate planning lawyers advice marriage planning Sep 04, 2023

The book The Divorce Firewall Strategy was written to help people plan ahead for marriage and avoid potential problems in the event of divorce to the same extent that many of my clients plan their estates ahead of time to avoid probate court. In one case, we are setting up a revocable...

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