Odds and Ends

‘Tis the Season for Scams

A man who introduced himself as Alex called last week. I was on another call, so I let the call go to my voicemail. He didn’t leave a…

FAQs About Trusts

Say What? Trust Terminology Defined

Lawyers use a lot words when talking about trusts, often assuming that everyone knows their meaning. But in speaking to clients and friends, I realized that many…

FAQs About Probate

Is There a Difference Between an Executor and an Administrator of an Estate?

When a person dies and probate is necessary, a court will appoint a personal representative to oversee the winding up of the decedent’s affairs. Executors and administrators…

Estate Planning, FAQs About Estate Planning

What Happens to Social Media Accounts after a User’s Death?

I know someone who uses Facebook as somewhat of a digital diary. She regularly shares photos and stories that document her daily life, major life events, and milestones. Her feed…

Odds and Ends

Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are victims of credit card fraud. Attorney Rania Combs shares helpful tips for how to protect yourself.

Estate Planning, Questions About Estate Tax

How Much Money Can I Give Without Paying Gift Tax?

Under our nation’s federal tax regulations, it is the person making a gift (the donor) who is responsible for any federal gift tax that is due. The…

Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts FAQs

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you need special estate planning. Why? Because if you leave assets directly to your  child, either…

FAQs About Wills, Wills

What are the Requirements of a Valid Will in North Carolina?

North Carolina attorney Rania Combs discusses the statutory requirements of a valid Wills ain North Carolina.

Wills

How Do I Revoke a Will in North Carolina?

Attorney Rania Combs discusses how to properly revoke a Last Will and Testament in North Carolina.

FAQs About Probate, Probate

Who Can Serve as Executor in North Carolina?

What is an Executor? An executor, sometimes called a”personal representative,” is a person or entity a testator appoints in a Will…