Pros and Cons of Handwritten Wills in North Carolina

North Carolina recognizes the validity of handwritten wills. Under NC law, a handwritten will must satisfy the following requirements: Written entirely in the handwriting of the testator (the will-maker); Subscribed by the testator, or with his name written in or on the will in his own handwriting; and, Found after the testator's death among his [...]

When Should I Review or Update My Will?

As my clients often hear me say, estate planning should be viewed as a process rather than a one-time event. Personal and financial circumstances change. Therefore, it is critical to evaluate your will, trust, health care power of attorney, and other estate plan documents periodically in light of all such changes and make revisions when [...]

Expecting a Baby? 3 Reasons Not to Overlook the Estate Plan!

Our daughter arrived last Valentine’s Day, so I know firsthand that one of the most exciting times in life is the moment you find out you are expecting a new little bundle of joy. From that moment, preparations quickly ensue. While most parents succeed in having the crib assembled, the tiny clothing washed and hung [...]

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