I often consult with unmarried couples who are deeply committed to each other yet have made the decision not to marry now – or perhaps never to marry. If you are part of an unmarried couple, estate planning takes on heightened importance for you because the reality is that the law continues to grant benefits and rights on the legally married it does not to unmarried couples. Fortunately, careful estate planning can accomplish what the law does not. It's not hard to get this right, but the gap … [Read more...] about Getting it Right for your Unmarried Partner: Key Estate Planning Strategies.
Estate planning, when done properly, accomplishes more than just planning for the division of your property after you are gone. In fact, I always stress to my clients the importance of planning for the possibility of their own incapacity as well. As an estate planning attorney, I have seen firsthand what happens when incapacity strikes and there isn’t a plan in place. If you own property, it is particularly important to have a plan in place for the management of that property during your … [Read more...] about Are There Alternatives for Managing Property When Someone becomes Incapacitated?
Millions of Americans function as family caregivers for loved ones. This is one of the most challenging and difficult phases of anyone's life. At Clarity Legal Group®, we think there is nothing better we can do with our time and experience than serve as support to those caregivers, guiding them through the difficult array of circumstances they may face as a caregiver, all built around the issue of control: control of healthcare decisions, financial accounts, contracts, professional services, … [Read more...] about The Elder Law Attorneys of Clarity Legal Group® are pleased to be presenting at the Triangle Caregivers Conference in Durham today
A Chapel Hill living trust attorney can provide you with help making an incapacity plan. There are many tools that could be a part of this plan, but living trusts can be especially helpful in ensuring that you are prepared if you become incapacitated. At Clarity Legal Group® we work closely with you to define how a living trust can fulfill your goals for organizing your affairs. We begin every engagement which a focus on what is important to you, and then provide clear solutions for how to … [Read more...] about How a Chapel Hill Living Trust Attorney Helps You Plan for Incapacity
The Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area elder law attorneys at Clarity Legal Group® can provide you with invaluable help in planning ahead in case you become incapacitated. If you do not make advanced plans and have the misfortune of becoming unable to take care of yourself or make your own decisions, both you and your family could face dire consequences. The elder law attorneys at Clarity Legal Group® have the experience necessary to help you make advanced plans so your loved ones will not … [Read more...] about How Can Durham Area Elder Law Attorneys Help You Plan for Incapacity?