Tag Archives: Outer Banks

Online Estate Planning? Things to Think About

Call me old-fashioned, but I think estate planning should involve a personalized and continuing relationship, not a transaction.

While some may prefer to use low-cost websites or software because they are more concerned about price than value, think about what they won't be getting. Can LegalZoom or other online providers:
  • Look you in the eye or shake your hand?
  • ...
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My Loved One Has Died – What Do I Do Now?

When a family member or other loved one dies, grief and shock can sometimes be overwhelming.

The last thing most people want to think about is making phone calls or funeral arrangements. Some things do not need to be done immediately, but there are some steps that should be taken soon after the loss of your...
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How to Include Noncitizens in Your Estate Plan

With our society becoming increasingly mobile and international travel becoming more affordable than ever before, families and family-like relationships have steadily grown far more diverse in terms of citizenship.

It is no longer uncommon for spouses from different countries to retain citizenship in their native countries. Many couples split their time between the United States and...
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Loan, Gift, or Advancement: Why the Classification Matters

While we all want to provide financial help to our loved ones—whether they are family or close friends—it is important to understand that how the money is classified will directly affect your estate planning.

Accordingly, the intent behind the transfer of the money is key when determining if it will be considered a loan, gift, or...
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