What’s Involved in Serving as Executor?

Posted on: October 6th, 2010
If you’re asked to serve as the executor of an estate, think carefully about the decision before accepting the position. Acting as an executor or administrator of an estate can involve a great deal of work, depending on assets and the complexity of the estate....

Online Wills Are Risky

Posted on: September 7th, 2010
I came across this article by lawyer and journalist Deborah L .Jacobs, The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Wills, on Forbes.com today. While I think the article sends an important message, I take issue with some of what Jacobs, and even nationally known attorney Jonathan Blattmachr have to say:...

NC Law on Intrepretation of Estate Tax Clauses for 2010 Decedents

Posted on: September 1st, 2010
This year, of course, there is no federal estate tax. However, many Wills and Trusts drafted in the past contain formula clauses based on the existence of the federal estate and/or generation-skipping transfer tax....

NC Law Requiring Name of Drafting Attorney on Wills Clarified

Posted on: August 27th, 2010
Effective January 1, 2010 North Carolina law required (1) that a Will prepared by an attorney contain the name of the attorney as the drafter;...

NC General Assembly Considering Bill to Address Issue of Outdated Wills and Trusts of Those Dying in 2010

Posted on: May 20th, 2010
With no estate tax in 2010, the prospects of reinstatement diminishing daily, and the ever more probable $1 million exemption in 2011, my staff has been working hard to notify our existing clients that they should come to have their wills or trusts updated....

Does Your Will Waive Bond for the Executor?

Posted on: January 5th, 2010
The following is a guest post by Chris Birk of SuretyBonds.com, which also publishes the Surety Bond Insider:...
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