March 2014 Posts

  • 3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

    Time and research is required to understand elder care in North Carolina. Individuals starting to explore long-term care insurance may not realize that North Carolina imposes several requirements on insurance providers. ...
  • Last-Minute Tax Review for Same-Sex Couples

    As Americans across the country prepare tax returns in the final days before April 15th, married same-sex couples face unique tax filing requirements. ...
  • What to Leave in Your Will: Culture & Values

    Estate plans can designate real property, personal items, and financial assets to named individuals, and can also impart how the estate plan creator wants to be remembered. People care about their personal values. ...
  • 5 Last-Minute Tax Tips

    Taxpayers know the tax-filing deadline, but every year individuals around the nation wait until the final hours—and sometimes final minutes—to file. TrustCounsel’s tax lawyers reference a few tips below to help taxpayers manage tax filing under a time crunch. ...
  • Tax Planning for 2015

    Retirement accounts, estate plans, and trusts may be impacted by possible federal tax law changes next year in 2015. While the current configuration of Congress makes these changes unlikely, reviewing possible future changes can help individuals make effective planning decisions now....
  • Tax Scams to Avoid This Tax Season

    Throughout the year our tax planning attorneys in Chapel Hill offer news about back tax scams, charity frauds, andelder financial abuse affecting North Carolina taxpayers. ...
  • Planning a Prenuptial Agreement in North Carolina

    Prenuptial agreements are designed to protect the property of one or both spouses in the event of a divorce or death. With recent changes to spouses’ elective shares in North Carolina, engaged couples have more complex legislation to review now. ...
  • North Carolina Elder Care: 2014 Nursing Home Rankings

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released ratings of North Carolina nursing homes, showing 29% of the Triangle’s nursing homes received 5 out of 5 stars. ...