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…

Intestacy, Wills

Who Inherits Property When There is no Will in North Carolina

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.

FAQs About Wills

What is a Residuary Clause?

I recently worked with a couple that wanted to make sure that all their worldly possessions passed to the surviving spouse upon their death, and then to…

The Risk of DIY Planning

The Cost of a Do-It-Yourself Will

DIY Wills may seem like a penny-wise solution but may end up costing more in the long run than a Will drafted by an attorney.

Planning for Special Circumstances, The Risk of DIY Planning

A Holographic Will That Worked…But At What Cost?

DIY Wills can seem like a cost-effective solution, but the consequences of a poorly drafted will can cost you more in the long run.