BWS Update | March 2018

BWS Update | March 2018

Common HOA Disputes

By Gary Bowers, Attorney at Law

If you have ever lived in a planned community with a homeowners’ association (HOA), you may have formed distinct opinions about whether HOAs are a good or bad thing! In most cases, HOAs help keep up the property values in the community by enforcing commonly accepted restrictions. Sometimes, though, common HOA disputes will arise when a homeowner is unaware of the restrictive covenants, interprets the rules differently, or ignores them altogether. Read More…

Uniform Financial POA Act

On January 1st, 2018 North Carolina enacted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, which is codified in the new Chapter 32C of the North Carolina General Statutes. This marks a significant change in the laws concerning Financial Power of Attorney documents in this state and is modeled after the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, which has been enacted in a number of states. Learn more…

Attorney Ryan McNeillHappy Anniversary!

Congratulations to attorney Ryan McNeill on his 10-year anniversary with the firm! Ryan joined us on April 1, 2008 as an Associate. He was promoted to Member in January of 2015.

Ryan’s practice areas include estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, corporate law, real estate law, and HOAs. If you see Ryan out and about, please congratulate him. Here’s to another 10 (or more!) years.

Medicaid Planning Seminar

Medicaid planning is a must for anyone who is concerned they may outlive their retirement savings. There are options within the law to protect property for the benefit of your spouse and heirs. Join attorney Ryan McNeill at the Mabel D. Smith Senior Center in Greensboro on March 14 at 10am and find out the rules related to Medicaid and steps you may take well in advance to protect your family. This session is free and open to the public.

 

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