The Intricacies of Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

The Intricacies of Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

When the Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges* last summer, it was rightly viewed as a victory for equality for same-sex couples across the country. As a result of the ruling, same-sex marriages that had once been ignored, disregarded, or...read more
Living Wills for Individuals and Businesses

Living Wills for Individuals and Businesses

Recently the Charlotte Business Journal contained an article about the big banks’ failure on their own ‘living wills’. In the context of the big banks, the living wills in question are the Federal Reserve and FDIC requirements that the largest banks provide documents...read more
Let’s Talk Taxes

Let’s Talk Taxes

It is that time of year again. No, it is not your birthday—it is tax time! For most parents, it is a foregone conclusion that you will claim your qualifying minor children on your personal tax returns, but for parents not living in the same household, it may not be...read more

Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

Do you have an estate plan in place?  Do you know who your children would live with if you died tomorrow?  Do you know how your assets would be distributed?  These are tough topics that no one likes to think about, but there is no time like the present to schedule an...read more

Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning?

Considering Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning?  It is not something I would recommend for anyone considering whether they need a will.  Among the reasons why you might want to consider an attorney, rather than a do-it-yourself estate plan are:  estate planning attorneys...read more