Category Archives: Estate Law

What is a Year’s Allowance?

Welcome back. We are here to further discuss Year's Allowance. If you're just joining us, be sure to check back to our previous blog for the first part of this blog post. Also, be sure to contact our law firm if you have any questions. Last blog post, we left off discussing that there is…
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What is a Spouse’s Year’s Allowance?

The loss of a spouse is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. You’ve worked hard to build a life together and you want nothing more than to know your spouse is taken care of after your gone. Having an estate plan in place, including a will or a trust, and working…
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Understanding the Use of Trusts, Part Two

Welcome back. We are here to talk more about trusts and how you can better understand their uses when estate planning in Raleigh NC. If you missed our previous blog be sure to check back here for more. An oversimplified way to look at a trust is to think of it as a living person…
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Understanding the Use of Trusts, Part One

To better understand trusts we need to look at their origin dating back almost 900 years. In the year 1119 A.D., nine knights traveled from France to Jerusalem to explore and excavate below the Temple of Solomon and Harrod’s palace. King Baldwin II of Jerusalem was immediately receptive to the knights and furnished them with…
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