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Importance of Estate Planning for First Responder

Published June 16, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Why First Responders Need Estate Plans

First responders know the risks they face as part of their jobs. They put their lives on the line when responding to natural and manmade disasters, accidents, fires, disease outbreaks, and crime scenes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

Why Having A Will Is Not Enough

Published April 28, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Why We Might Need Something More Than a Will

Attorney Andrew J. Cobin, a partner at Brady Cobin Law Group, appeared on WPTF’s Triangle Afternoon News program and discussed questions with radio hosts Rick and Donna Martinez about making a will and why a will by itself may not…

Elder Law Attorney for Medicaid Eligibility

Published March 25, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Medicaid Eligibility and Elder Law

The federal Medicaid program is designed to ensure senior citizens have long-term health care, but it has financial eligibility requirements that should be considered well ahead of the need for Medicaid benefits. Qualifying for Medicaid often requires applicants to spend…

What's the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Published March 16, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Wills and trusts are two very different kinds of documents used in estate planning. Everyone needs a will, but not everyone needs a trust. Knowing the difference will help you to understand what you need.   What is a Will?…

Why you should have a estate plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Published March 11, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
COVID-19 Reminds Us of Importance of Estate Planning

It’s fair to say that we are living in a new age of uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over the pandemic have “led to a skyrocketing demand for wills, even among those who aren’t senior citizens,” according to an…

Who Is The Beneficiary Of Digital Assets After Passing Away?

Published March 9, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Who Takes Control of Your Digital Assets When You Die?

As you consider what you will pass on to your heirs and other beneficiaries, do not overlook your digital assets. If your virtual property – anything from digital music you’ve bought to website content, Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies – has…

Here are Some Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Benefits a Child with Special Needs

Published February 26, 2021 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Benefits a Child with Special Needs

Establishing an estate plan that provides for your family after you are gone is a gift to the ones you love. If a special needs child is among your loved ones, there are specific steps you can take to ensure…

10 Important Estate Executor Duties to Fulfill After a Death

Published August 27, 2020 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
10 Important Estate Executor Duties to Fulfill After a Death

Being chosen executor of an estate indicates that you are capable and trustworthy. You are most likely a family member, a close friend or attorney of the individual who has asked you to ensure their final wishes are carried out….

Dying Without a Will - North Carolina Intestate Succession

Published by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Dying Without a Will — NC Intestate Chart

Dying without a will is known as having died “intestate“, meaning that a local probate court will appoint an administrator to distribute your bank accounts, real estate, household goods, jewelry, and other assets according to the requirements of North Carolina…

Attorney Andrew Cobin Discusses Wills and Estate Planning on WPTF

Published August 5, 2020 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Attorney Andrew Cobin Interviewed on WPTF

Attorney Andrew J. Cobin, a partner at Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC, recently appeared on a segment of WPTF’s Triangle Afternoon News program to answer questions about wills and estate planning with radio hosts Rick and Donna Martinez. He discussed…

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