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.
A comprehensive estate plan includes more than just a Will. You need a broad set of legal documents and organizational approaches in order to cover all of the necessary bases. A lot of estate planning is about management and control of your assets, and not just at your death. A Will doesn't do anything until you die, and even then it doesn't control all of your assets. Among the tools every estate plan needs is a broad general durable Power of Attorney. This document gives someone the power … [Read more...] about What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?
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