How to Handle Estate Planning Amid Family Friction

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Often the biggest obstacle to estate planning revolves around family dynamics. How parents, children, siblings and others interact with one another can guide or derail a plan for efficiently transferring assets from one generation to the next. The start of the estate planning process can stir up family friction if discussions of inheritance begin and some…

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Where to Safely Store Your Estate Planning Documents

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Your estate planning documents — wills, health-care directives, powers of attorney, trusts — are essential records that explain your end-of-life wishes and desires. Therefore, these documents must be kept in a safe location until they are needed. They are only valuable to you and your loved ones if the documents can be reviewed and followed when…

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Brady Cobin Law Group Hosts “What Does Retirement Look Like For You?” Event in Raleigh, NC

Brady Cobin Law Group recently hosted a “What Does Retirement Look Like For You?” event in Raleigh, NC. Estate planning lawyer Andrew Cobin organized the Brady Cobin retirement event, which was held on August 14th. He welcomed guests to a retirement discussion focusing on three topics: The challenges and new opportunities in retirement planning created…

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Same-Sex Couples Need Estate Planning, Too

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Since same-sex marriage became legal throughout the United States in 2015 with the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodge, many same-sex couples have realized that they can benefit from estate planning. Making decisions about the disposition of your accumulated wealth and property, providing power of attorney for critical decisions, and stating end-of-life health care…

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Update Your Estate Plan Annually

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As your life changes, so should your estate plan. At Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC, we advise family planning clients to revisit their estate plan every year to ensure that life has not passed it by. Whether you have experienced a significant life event such as the birth of a baby, change of marital status…

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A Relatively New Task for Executors: Digital Footprint

It is hard enough to deal with a home filled with a lifetime of possessions! Now add to that the executor’s newest responsibility: their loved one’s digital footprint. Executors today are facing a relatively new task: managing online accounts, photos, posts and more that comprise an individual’s digital footprint. According to an article in The…

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When Roles are Reversed: Helping Aging Parents

As parents age, their adult children shift into the role of caretakers, making sure their housing, medical, financial and legal needs are being properly handled. It’s never a happy scenario when an independent parent becomes unable to live on their own and needs their adult children to become involved with their day-to-day life. There are…

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