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Exciting News Amid A Pandemic

I have some exciting news to share: Last month, I was sworn in as a member of the North Carolina Bar! That means that in addition to…

Do Typewritten Wills Have To Be Witnessed If They Are Notarized?

Her mother signed a typewritten Will six months before she died. The Will had the correct formatting and included all the appropriate sections. It clearly identified all her…

Powers of Attorney Protect College Students During a Pandemic

My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago in an unusual ceremony. Our family drove up to the school building, exited our car, entered the…

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,…

Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?

Con artists often target the elderly because isolation and declining cognitive ability makes them more vulnerable to fraud. Consumer Reports estimated that seniors and their families…

When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?

A small estate affidavit is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to heirs without a formal probate. Not all estates qualify for small…

Free Medical Power of Attorney for Texas’ Heroes

Every day, I am moved by stories of courageous Texans risking their lives to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us. The heroes of the…

Does My Texas Medical Power Of Attorney Need To Be Notarized?

Many people have medical powers of attorney that they have signed in the presence of two witnesses. They become concerned that their power of attorney is not valid…