North Carolina Senior Helpline

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011
Legal Aid of North Carolina has a Senior Legal Helpline for citizens age 60 and older. The toll-free number is 1-877-579-7562. Intake hours for new callers are 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Matters covered include Housing Law, Consumer Law, Employment Law, Pubic Benefits, Alternatives to Guardianship and Wills....

Keeping Your Personal Financial Information Safe Online

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011
From guest author Aaron Huber: Whether you’re keep your money in a conventional financial institution or in an internet based bank without a physical location, it’s a good idea to ensure that you’re doing business with a reputable organization and that your money deposited is federally insured. ...

Keep Your Information Private

Posted on: September 29th, 2010
Watch out for telephone calls where the caller requests personal information: “There are no situations in which it is reasonable to give out Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, credit card, checking account or other personal information over the phone or in writing unless you have initiated a conversation with a qualified person or business,” according to Angel Dennison, director of the Chatham County Council on Aging....

Stipulation Leads to Directed Verdict in Fraud Case

Posted on: February 9th, 2010
Here’s a summary of Burton v. Williams, a recent North Carolina Court of Appeals case (adapted from today’s NAELA eBulletin):...

Bank of America Liable for Failure to Honor Power of Attorney

Posted on: November 23rd, 2009
In a recent Florida case, Bank of America was held liable for refusing to honor a power of attorney: Copyright 2009 Stuart News Company All Rights Reserved The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, Florida) November 15, 2009 Sunday Martin County Edition SECTION: LOCAL; Pg. B5 LENGTH: 496 words HEADLINE: Stuart man takes on Bank of America BYLINE: Melissa E. Holsman staff writer BODY: ...

The Time for Asset Protection Planning is Now

Posted on: August 29th, 2009
Many people come to see me for asset protection advice only after some type of actual or probable liability has arisen. At that time, it is normally too late to do any meaningful asset protection, as most contemplated transfers of property could be undone as a fraudulent conveyance....
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