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Ready for the Holiday Season?

Ready for the Holiday Season?

We all know this time of the year is special for so many reasons. Brinkley Walser Stoner attorneys, Bradley Hunt and Drew Nelson, share with you some of their favorite things about the holidays. From Bradley Hunt: Favorite holiday movie? Die Hard – some say this is not a Christmas movie, but I consider it one. 2. Favorite holiday song? Merry Christmas from the Family. 3. Share a funny Christmas memory. The very first Christmas I was married to my wife, Carrie, we spent the holiday with her parents in Virginia. I either had food poisoning or the norovirus. Worst 48 hours of my life. 4. What is most important to you about the holidays? Being able to unwind and unplug and spend quality time with my family. The best part, of course, is spending Christmas morning with my two sons. It is nice for about 10 minutes, then total chaos. From Drew Nelson: Share a funny Christmas memory. I snuck into the living room and opened all my presents from Santa when I was eight years old. This happened before my parents woke up. I don’t think they have ever forgiven me. 2. Does your family have a special holiday recipe? My grandad’s famous chocolate peanut butter balls! 3. Would you rather be surprised by a gift or know what you are getting? I would rather be surprised. Who doesn’t love surprises? 4. What is most important to you about the holidays? Being able to take a few days away from the ordinary rush and stress to focus on what is important. Tell us your favorite holiday memories, activities,...
“A Home Away from Home” for the Davidson Community

“A Home Away from Home” for the Davidson Community

By Ryan McNeill, Attorney  As we near the end of another year, it is hard to believe that a global pandemic has completely changed the way we interact with our friends, families, and loved ones. One thing that has not changed is the continued commitment and support The Life Center of Davidson County offers to those who need it the most. The Life Center of Davidson County provides quality care for older and impaired adults. Its doors temporarily closed in March 2020 in the wake of the dramatic upheaval brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the organization paused services for seven weeks to develop a plan to safely serve one of the highest at-risk populations. On May 4, 2020, The Life Center reopened with additional safety protocols that allow them to remain the “home away from home” their clients and caregivers have come to expect. This pandemic has increased the need for caregiver support beyond the doors of The Life Center as people are more socially isolated and financially limited. To expand services during this uncertain time, The Life Center applied for and received CARES Act funding to provide additional support to older and impaired adults and their caregivers.  The CARES Act funds can be used for individuals needing day health services as well as for caregiver support.  With more families working and schooling from home, the need for respite care for older and impaired adults is increasing. Caregiver support services available are: Assistive and technical devices (Adaptive equipment, animatronic pets, hearing aids and table-type devices for communication); personal protective equipment (Gloves, Clorox wipes, Lysol and hand sanitizer);...
September Update 2020

September Update 2020

“Excellence in Practice” – Elder Law, Trusts & Estates David E. Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner, has been selected once again by his peers for inclusion in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates. READ MORE Supporting Our Community At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted that the entire world would be in the midst of a global pandemic. Nine months later with mass layoffs, major brands, and companies going out of business, and new rules for interacting socially, there are a lot of things that are uncertain. One thing that is certain is that our community needs our help more than ever. As a law firm, we are committed to championing organizations that uplift and strengthen our local community. To continue doing our part, here are some organizations that we support and that we encourage you to consider supporting also. READ MORE New Appointment for William T. Miller Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed William T. Miller to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The council, which only appoints 40 people, helps support communities to become more inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Miller is a Davidson county native and his area of law includes: Estate PlanningSocial SecurityElder LawBusiness LawTraffic/DWIFamily Law National Senior Center Month This year’s theme was chosen to highlight how senior centers deliver vital connections to support older adults in aging well. Preventing social isolation is vital and a core senior center mission. If you are 55+, check out your county or town’s senior...
Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

By David Inabinett At the start of 2020, no one could have predicted that the entire world would be in the midst of a global pandemic. Nine months later with mass layoffs, major brands, and companies going out of business, and new rules for interacting socially, there are a lot of things that are uncertain. One thing that is certain is that our community needs our help more than ever. As a law firm, we are committed to championing organizations that uplift and strengthen our local community. To continue doing our part, here are some organizations that we support and that we encourage you to consider supporting also. ARC of Davidson County The Arc of Davidson County is a local chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. It was founded in 1964 with a goal to “Secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.” For over 50 years, The Arc of Davidson County has helped countless individuals, families, and organizations improve the lives of those with disabilities.   Communities in Schools Big Toy Day was canceled this year, and Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County was negatively impacted. The community-based organization provides much-needed programs that offer one-on-one support, mentoring, and a variety of initiatives that help at-risk youth with basic needs in our community. Communities in Schools operates in 24 schools across Davidson County and Lexington City School Districts. Now that North Carolina K-12 students are attending school at home or in a hybrid...
“Excellence in Practice” – Elder Law, Trusts & Estates

“Excellence in Practice” – Elder Law, Trusts & Estates

Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 27th Edition Lexington, NC – David E. Inabinett, Managing Member of Brinkley Walser Stoner, has been selected once again by his peers for inclusion in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Elder Law, and Trusts and Estates. “I find great reward in helping individuals and families as they take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones,” says Inabinett. “From helping young families make estate plans in preparation for welcoming a child, to working with loved ones to understand elder law and special needs planning as they care for an aging parent or disabled family member, this work is very satisfying. Meeting with clients has been different this year – with many of our discussions taking place virtually – but that does not take away from the knowledge that I’ve made a difference in their lives during what are certainly extra challenging times. I am pleased to have been recognized by my peers for my work in these fields.” Inabinett is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA™) and has received an AV™ Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Education/Public School Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and...
August Update 2020

August Update 2020

Three Questions to Ask When Applying for Medicaid Filling out your Medicaid application does not have to be stressful or frustrating. Knowing the requirements, what documents you need and what resources are available all are things that an experienced attorney can “guide you through the application process. READ MORE Celebrating 25 Years Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Womens Resource Center of Greensboro with weekly online auctions starting August 31st. LEARN MORE Investing in NC’s Future North Carolina has more than $900 million left in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES ACT. Governor Roy Cooper’s budget lays out a plan to use this money to continue the state’s response to COVID-19. READ MORE COVID-19 Assistance Opportunity The department of Social Services is issuing emergency assistance for up to $500 per household for help with rent/mortgage payments, utility assistance, emergency food and essential prescription help. LEARN...