When it comes to the administration of an estate, controversy often happens. Often these controversies are the result of family conflicts. Understanding these conflicts BEFORE they happen can help you create the proper estate plan to avoid unnecessary delays, legal battles and of course, bitterness. Sibling Rivalry Part 1 The sources of conflict within a... [Read More]
Help Your Helpers
Last week I received a telephone call from an adult daughter who was in town from Atlanta as her mother had had a mini stroke and was in the hospital. The daughter was seeking to obtain a copy of her mother’s Healthcare Power of Attorney, aka Health Care Proxy. (This is the legal document where... [Read More]
What to do in an emergency?
Recent wildfires test our planning By Steven Andrew Jackson, Esq. Wildfires continue to burn in Western North Carolina, with tens of thousands of acres burning, and the fire departments working hard to control the blazes. People are scrambling with what to do with important items in their household in case they need to evacuate. The... [Read More]
Traveling for the Holidays? Does your Estate Plan work across State lines?
Ho Ho Ho! Get on the Road (or your sleigh): Christmas time is the second most traveled holiday in the United States after Thanksgiving. People are traveling to be near loved ones, friends, family or as a time away for vacation from work or school. Here are some interesting holiday travel... [Read More]