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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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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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2024 Death Taxes Explained #estateplanning #estatetaxes #financialplanning attorney advice estate planning attorney generational wealth the plain english attorney™ trust trustee gifts Jan 22, 2024

A general question I hear from new clients is whether or not they have to worry about "death taxes." The term "death tax" is actually political, and candidates use it as a campaign football. In actuality, there are several different taxes related to estates and inheritances that may or may not...

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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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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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