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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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Seven Reasons Prenups Fail #estateplanning #legaldocuments #planning #spouses common mistakes divorce documents dosanddonts estate planning estate planning attorney lawyers advice north carolina planningattorney pre-marital agreement premarital agreement prenup the plain english attorneyā„¢ Apr 22, 2024

I’m an estate and Medicaid planning attorney, so why talk about prenups? It’s because it has all of the same hallmarks about planning ahead for the worst while hoping for the best that I do in my law practice, and because I have seen what divorce has done to the adult children of some...

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

PLEASE READ TO THE END AND CONSIDER HELPING.

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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Is a North Carolina Revocable Living Trust Right For Me? north carolina revocable living trust revocable trust Dec 04, 2023

Whether a Revocable Living Trust is right for your particular situation or not is never as simple as looking at your net worth, despite what other attorneys may claim. That is because how much wealth you have doesn't mandate what your estate goals are.

If you are trying to decide between...

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