May 31, 2017

How Does Remarriage Impact Wills and Inheritances?

Divorce and remarriage are common in the United States, and most legal professionals place these issues squarely within the family law realm. However, people who remarry should also carefully revisit…

March 15, 2017

When Life Imitates Art

– Will Caveats or “The Family Feud” Part 2 – 
The North Carolina Court of Appeals continues to publish opinions in Will Caveat cases that could easily serve as…

February 14, 2017

What is Undue Influence in Will Caveat Cases?

In order to set aside a Will after a person has died, a Caveator (the person attacking the Will) has three courses of action under the law. First, he can…

January 19, 2017

Will Caveats or “The Family Feud”

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on December 20, 2016, issued an opinion in a case involving a Will Caveat that arose in Alamance County. The facts of this recent…

September 12, 2016

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We, as a society, are gradually moving away from paper bank statements, jars with money in them, and instructions to loved ones scribbled on notepads. With the growth of high-speed Internet…

August 19, 2016

You’re Now the Executor of a Loved One’s Estate…Should You Hire an Attorney?

Administering an estate, especially one with more than just your basic assets can be complicated. On a basic level, an executor must produce an inventory of all assets to the…

July 8, 2016

Hiking to Zion | Part 3: What Should I Leave Behind?

Hiking across Zion National Park requires a minimalistic approach on what to pack. Since we were backpacking, we would have to carry everything we needed for an entire week on…

July 1, 2016

Hiking to Zion | Part 2: Planning the Trip

I’m not a Boy Scout. No one has ever called me a Boy Scout. Their motto is – Be Prepared! As an estate planning attorney, I like it. Obviously, they…

June 24, 2016

Hiking to Zion | Part 1: Building Your Castle on the Mountain

You only turn 40 once in your life, if you’re fortunate enough. When I turned 40 a few years ago, my wife took me on a weeklong trip down the…

June 7, 2016

Don’t be Afraid to Face the Elephant in the Room

The untimely death of Prince shocked music fans from across the world and served as a sad reminder of the dangers of prescription medication. Prince may soon join a long…

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