Estate Planning

What Happens if an Executor Doesn’t Do Their Job in North Carolina?

Posted on: July 8th, 2015
If the appointed executor accepts and then exploits their authority or fails to meet their responsibilities, another individual or business can file a petition with the court to have the executor removed. ...

Phone Scam Using Our Firm Name

Posted on: June 24th, 2015
Be advised we do not make unsolicited phone calls to persons with whom we have no prior relationship, regarding tax advice or any other legal or financial services....

NC Estate Planning Blog New Platform

Posted on: June 17th, 2015
Our attorneys in Chapel Hill with TrustCounsel recently switched blog platforms for the North Carolina Estate Planning Blog....

New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

Posted on: May 29th, 2015
Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. ...

A Will’s Limits in North Carolina Probate

Posted on: May 8th, 2015
A will cannot achieve every goal of the testator. No matter how finely crafted provisions are made and assets are addressed in a will, additional tools can help the testator preserve their wishes. An improperly drafted will, one that is not filed, or dying without a will could prompt courts to distribute the estate according...

Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina

Posted on: April 9th, 2015
Forbes cited a survey in 2014 that revealed 51% of Americans aged 55 to 64 do not have an estate plan. Sometimes a health crisis prompts an individual to create a plan for bequeathing their assets. ...
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