May 2012 Posts

  • New Hawaii Law to Help Protect Assets of Married Couples – NC Law is Not Quite as Helpful

    Hawaii is on the verge of a step forward in the field of asset protection, with pending legislation awaiting the Governor’s signature that, if signed, would extend the shield of creditor protection available to married couples. ...
  • The Conversation – How to Talk to Loved Ones About Elder Care Issues

    I recently met with a loving grandson, who needed some advice regarding his grandmother. His grandmother currently lives in another state. ...
  • North Carolina Scores Low for Long-Term Services and Supports

    AARP has come out with a Long Term Scorecard, which ranks each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia on "Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers."...
  • Get Your Social Security Statement Online

    Remember those statements you used to get every year from the Social Security Administration with your earning history and estimated benefits at retirement? Well, most of us will no longer receive them. ...
  • Most Americans Die Without a Will

    I came across a recent article in the Yahoo Finance Blog, Half of Americans With Kids Set to Die Without a Will. If you are a North Carolina resident, what happens to your estate if you don’t have a will (you die intestate, in legal terms)? ...
  • The John Edwards Case – What About Gift Taxes?

    Yesterday I blogged about North Carolina’s controversial Amendment One, which ended up passing by a large margin. ...
  • NC’s Amendment One and Estate Planning

    Today is election day in North Carolina, and I’m sure every North Carolinian, and many others across the country, know that the controversial Amendment One is on the ballot. Amendment One states that "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. ...