Moving to the great state of North Carolina? Do you already have estate planning documents in place? Will your estate planning documents be applicable in the new state? The great legal answer is, it depends. The bottom line is that anyone who moves to another state should have their documents reviewed. Under the U. S. […]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a monster of bureaucracy, making it difficult for Veterans to receive any kind of assistance. The VA requires an application in order to get anything—you must fill out lengthy forms to apply for disability, for pension and the like—and the first answer is always “no.” Receiving a […]
The rules for claiming Social Security are important when it comes to remarriage. But most people don’t know what options are available to them. The determining factor in terms of remarriage and Social Security benefits has to do with at what age you remarry. Couples marrying for a second (or subsequent) time before age sixty […]
For many families, contributing to a child’s education is equally as important as saving for retirement. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know, even tricky, which vehicle will help you the most. Generally, the best way to save is to contribute at least $200 to $300 each month to the investment vehicle you want to use […]
Pay on death (PODs) and transfers on death (TODs) can be helpful to a lot of families if used consistently with their estate plan. A POD is a beneficiary designation used by bankers for your bank accounts. It is a contract provision telling the bank to pay the amount in your account to someone (the […]
Families frequently come to our law office seeking help for a long-term care crisis. Long-term care needs cause the loss of independence and the depletion of assets and they know we can help. In one instance, a couple saved enough cash and retirement assets to support them for their lifetime. However, one spouse’s chronic illness […]
Senior citizens face unique issues everyday; one devastating issue is age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination is the unfair treatment of an individual due to their age. It can happen in employment, housing, and many other ways. This under-acknowledged form of discrimination happens frequently. Older workers are more experienced and generally perform their jobs […]
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