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5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By David Inabinett, Attorney at Law Estate planning is the process of deciding how you wish your financial and physical assets to be distributed upon your death, along with who you wish to oversee that process. It includes making certain you have the necessary legal...
Beneficiaries: Bank Accounts vs. Wills

Beneficiaries: Bank Accounts vs. Wills

By David Inabinett, Attorney at Law When you open a bank account, retirement account, or purchase life insurance, you are always asked to name one or more beneficiaries when you complete the paperwork. When you write a Last Will and Testament, you also name...
When Can You Contest a Will?

When Can You Contest a Will?

By Ryan McNeill, Attorney at Law A Last Will and Testament (“Will”) is a legal document directing how a deceased person wishes the assets and properties passing through the court process to be distributed upon death. Most often, these wishes are carried out, the...
Benefits of Establishing a Trust

Benefits of Establishing a Trust

By Ryan McNeill, Attorney at Law We spend most of our lives working hard to build a secure, prosperous future for ourselves and our loved ones. We often do not consider what happens if we do not have sound estate plans in place. The assets you leave behind after your...
Updates to the ABLE Act

Updates to the ABLE Act

What is the ABLE Act? The North Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law in 2015. The ABLE Act enables individuals with special needs or their families to open savings accounts that do not count as assets (within stated limits) when...
Estate Planning: Are You Prepared?

Estate Planning: Are You Prepared?

By David Inabinett, Attorney at Law Settling estates for loved ones who pass without a will (“intestate”) can be a stressful, lengthy, task intensive, and sometimes even contentious process. Unfortunately, whenever finances or precious belongings are involved, it can...