Other than making sure to comply with requirements for executing an attested will under North Carolina estate planning laws, you generally have a great amount of flexibility and leeway regarding what you can include in the document. As you consider the provisions you want to include, your family situation, and other unique circumstances, you can …

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A commercial real estate transaction involves both financial and legal considerations which can often be overwhelming for the parties involved. Not being properly prepared for such a transaction could cost you big. That is why you need an experienced real estate attorney on your side. An experienced commercial real estate attorney understands the legalities and …

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A will is a critical element of any estate plan. A valid will gives you control over the distribution of your estate in the event of your death. If you die without a will, your property will pass through intestate succession. This means that state statute will determine who gets your property, and it may …

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A divorce often involves discussions on matters such as alimony, property distribution, and child custody. When spouses disagree over these terms, they can be said to be in a contested divorce. A contested divorce could also occur where one spouse contends the parties have not lived separate and apart for the required period of time. …

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Leasing, purchasing, or selling real property can seem like a daunting task. A real property transaction often involves practical, legal, and financial considerations. As such, it is important to practice care when buying, selling, or leasing property. It is a good idea to adopt a transaction checklist to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. A …

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Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, despite good intentions from both spouses, the best way for the individuals to move on is to separate, through a divorce.  A divorce is the termination of a marriage, ending the parties’ legal union.  One of our clients’ initial considerations and questions asked is:  How much will my divorce …

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The Importance of Understanding the Agreement When buying or selling a home, one of the most important documents you will sign is the Offer to Purchase and Contract. This is a legally binding document that details the terms and conditions of the transaction, and also sets a fixed timeline for the closing. Often, the contract …

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How do you determine who receives the dependency exemption for the children?           To claim the dependency exemption the parents must be divorced or separated, have a separation agreement or have lived apart during the last six months of the year. Generally, only the custodial parent may claim the dependency exemption. Custody …

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