Posted on August 21, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Cost of Long-Term Care in North Carolina

A report released earlier this year shows that North Carolina nursing home costs continue to increase alongside the premiums for long-term care insurance policies. The median cost for a NC private nursing home room is approximately $225.00 per day in 2015. […]

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

August is National Make-a-Will Month

An increasing number of Americans fail to plan appropriately for the future needs of themselves and their families, both through inadequate retirement savings as well as neglected estate planning. August is Make-a-Will Month […]

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Pet Trust in North Carolina

Americans love their pets and often feel connected to their animals as part of a family unit. How can the well-being of a pet be ensured if a pet owner dies? […]
Category: Trusts Tags: Pet Trusts, Estate Planning

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Including Jewelry in North Carolina Estate Plans

June is a popular choice of month for weddings. This past June was the first one that same-sex marriages were nationally legalized. How should couples include engagement rings and wedding bands in their estate plans? […]

Posted on July 8, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

What Happens if an Executor Doesn’t Do Their Job in North Carolina?

If the appointed executor accepts and then exploits their authority or fails to meet their responsibilities, another individual or business can file a petition with the court to have the executor removed. […]

Posted on July 7, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

3 Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly

A challenge seniors face is being the target of elder financial abuse. Aside from an unscrupulous family member mismanaging a senior’s assets, third party organizations use underhanded tactics to take advantage of seniors. […]

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Phone Scam Using Our Firm Name

Be advised we do not make unsolicited phone calls to persons with whom we have no prior relationship, regarding tax advice or any other legal or financial services. […]

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Tax Planning for Family Loans

​Lending money to a relative might happen once, twice, or several times throughout one’s lifetime. If the lender does not plan well for the loan, taxes could be imposed. […]

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

NC Estate Planning Blog New Platform

Our attorneys in Chapel Hill with TrustCounsel recently switched blog platforms for the North Carolina Estate Planning Blog. […]

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. […]


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