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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...
July Update 2020

July Update 2020

 Three Things You Should Know Before Buying A House Buying a home is exciting, but the process is not always easy. There are expected and unexpected issues that may arise before, during, and after the home buying process starts. Is now the right time to buy a home? What is a good amount for a down payment?  Should I buy now or wait? These are questions to consider before you move forward. No matter where you are living in North Carolina understanding these  three things will help you during the home buying process: READ MORE Lessons In Finding Happiness It’s intuitive that happiness helps create and sustain emotional resilience. But the converse is true, too. Emotional resilience – knowing how you can get through a crisis with a little less despair and a little more sanity and perspective can also lead to happiness. READ MORE COVID-19 Update From NC Gov. Roy Cooper Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread. LEARN MORE Extra Help For Seniors https://www.co.davidson.nc.us/337/Senior-Services Events When It’s Time to Consider Long-term Care Placement Ryan McNeill will be speaking at The Life Center of Davidson County Caregiver Academy Session. McNeill will help attendees learn to determine how to weigh the pros and cons of the different types of long-term care, options to pay for it, and convincing...
June Update 2020

June Update 2020

Three Questions To Ask Before Selling Your Business Operating a business in any industry is hard. Operating a successful business is even harder. As a business owner, you have to make difficult decisions every day. Whether your operating a brick-and-mortar location or ecommerce site, selling your business or company does not have to be difficult. READ MORE  Nursing Homes & Active COVID-19 Cases The CDC guidance focuses on “cohorting” residents, which involves establishing a designated and separate COVID-19 care unit for residents with the virus. Ideally, the care unit should be as separate as possible from the COVID-free section of the facility. The guidance advises ” a separate floor, wing, or cluster of rooms.” Dedicated staff should be assigned to work only on the COVID-19 care unit and should remain separated from other residents and staff LEARN MORE Update North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread. READ MORE Events In this Caregiver Academy session, Ryan McNeill will help attendees to learn to determine how to weigh the pros and cons of the different types of long-term care, options to pay for it, and convincing everyone to agree to it. Caregivers will also learn about setting up property deeds and trusts to protect family assets. Registration is required 336-242-2290 ~...
May Update 2020

May Update 2020

Virtual Notarization Temporarily Authorized in North Carolina The current pandemic may have you thinking about estate planning. With social distancing requirements put in place, schools closed for the academic year and business temporarily closed, there is a lot to process. Add to that the COVID-19 statistics shown on the nightly news, and it is no wonder many people are worried about the future. READ MORE The Value in National Elder Law Month For over 40 years the month of May has been designated as a time to acknowledge and give a voice to seniors. Since its declaration in 1963 as “Senior Citizens Month” by President John F. Kennedy, the title has evolved into National Elder Law Month. With help and support from The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) National Elder Law Month every year during the month of May attorneys in the field of elder law provide information, materials, resources, and legal direction to their...
April Update 2020

April Update 2020

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst During COVID-19 Since mid-March of this year, we have all been living in the shadow of COVID-19. Although we all experience death during our lives, the pandemic has heightened awareness of human vulnerability and mortality, both for ourselves and our loved ones. We wonder what would happen if we became critically ill from the virus, how our illness would affect our family and friends, and what we can do to prepare for the possibility of grave illness or death. READ MORE  What You Need to Know Social Security and SSI beneficiaries who filed a tax return and included their direct deposit information were expected to get paid in the first round of checks that went out last week. Meanwhile, beneficiaries who did not file taxes for either 2018 or 2019 should receive their money in late April, according to the Congressional timeline. That includes adult Social Security retirement, survivor, and disability insurance beneficiaries. That money will most likely come via direct deposit, because most people now receive their benefits that way. READ MORE  Easier Shareholder Meetings The North Carolina Business Corporation Act made it a challenge to hold annual and special shareholder meetings other than in-person. To address the public health risks posed by large group meetings, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order #125 on April 1, 2020. This order allows and encourages remote participation for all shareholder meetings stay safe. LEARN MORE Autism Awareness Month Since 1970 the Autism Awareness Society has recognized April as Autism Awareness Month. The campaign for this year ”Celebrate Differences” focuses on bringing more understanding...
March Update 2020

March Update 2020

Do You Have Enough Auto Insurance? Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) cause more than 30,000 deaths each year and are a top ten cause of death among people aged 1-54.  In 2017, a total of 275,067 MVAs occurred on North Carolina roadways, an increase of 9,000 from the previous year.  A total of 81,865 North Carolina MVAs resulted in an injury and 1,297 resulted in a fatality. READ MORE Pandemics & Legal Considerations We are living in an unprecedented time, facing a virus that we cannot see whose impact is being felt across the globe. We are hearing advice from all corners (some good, some bad). Most of us are coping with daily life while trying to work from home, educate our children until online learning options are available or they return to their classrooms and maintain physical distance from friends and loved ones. As we watch the news, it seems like the situation changes hourly. Knowing this is temporary and things will improve helps. READ MORE COVID-19 Update Legal providers have been labeled as an essential business so our office will remain open and operating with our regular hours.  Some of the precautions we are taking include spacing out appointments to have fewer people in the office at one time; a drop box right inside our door for the delivery of documents; and we’re offering the option for virtual or telephone appointments if you would like to schedule one. For various reasons, some of us may be working remotely during this time.  If you call to reach us be sure and leave a message and your call will be...