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Who Makes Medical Decisions if there is no Health Care Power of Attorney in North Carolina?

If you have not signed a health care power of attorney, the North Carolina General Statutes will control who makes health care decisions for you. The law is…

The Power of Beneficiary Deemed Owner Trusts for Retirement Assets

If you have a large retirement asset that you intend to pass to your beneficiaries in trust, consider updating your estate plan to include Beneficiary Deemed Owner Trusts…

Is It Always Necessary to Probate a Will in Texas?

It is necessary to probate a Will in Texas when the estate includes assets titled in the decedent’s name. A person who dies typically has two classes of…

Who Makes Medical Decisions in Texas If There Is No Medical Power of Attorney?

Texas law controls who makes medical decisions if there is no medical power of attorney. The law is rigid, and the person authorized to make decisions under the…

Can I Make Handwritten Changes To a Typewritten Will?

Handwritten changes a Testator makes before signing a typewritten Will are valid; however, handwritten changes made after signing a Will be disregarded unless the Testator observes all the…

What Happens If You Die Without a Will in NC

Attorney Rania Combs discusses the North Carolina Intestate Succession Act, which dictate how property is distributed when someone dies without a Will in North Carolina.

What Happens If You Die Without A Will in Texas?

If you die without a Will in Texas, your property will pass according to a predetermined formula created by the state legislature that doesn’t take into account your…

Will or Revocable Living Trust – Which is Best for Me?

One of the first estate planning decisions you will need to make is whether using a Will or Revocable Living Trust will best achieve estate planning goals. Understanding…