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Category Archives: Estate Attorney Raleigh NC

3 More Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples in North Carolina

If you've been following along, last week we started a conversation around why you should create an estate plan if you're unmarried. While being married certainly comes with a number of legal benefits, we find that married and unmarried couples alike should be able to protect their loved ones and their assets should they pass…
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Including a Pet Trust Within Your Estate Plan

Pets are a huge part of so many people‚Äôs lives. As such, many pet owners want to ensure that if they die or become incapacitated in any way, that their pets will be well taken care of. A pet trust, often including within the estate planning process, provides that peace of mind pet owners desire…
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How to Navigate a Testamentary Trust (Trust Under Will)

Managing a distribution from your estate to minors, adults with special needs, or people who have challenges managing money can be daunting. Each of these categories of recipients comes with its own challenges. However, with proper planning in place, we can help you navigate the Testamentary Trust process which allows you to leave distributions to…
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What is Earnest money and when is earnest money refundable?

What is Earnest money? The earnest money deposit is a deposit paid by the buyer when the buyer enters into an offer to purchase and contract to buy a certain piece of real property. The amount of the Earnest Money Deposit typically ranges from one to two percent of the purchase price. This deposit is…
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