Estate Planning – Estate planning is a broad term that includes wills, powers of attorney, advance directives (also known as living wills) and trusts. Good estate planning is essential to protecting your family, whether you’re an older person, celebrating the birth of your child, or concerned about your same-sex partner.
Estate Administration – After a loved one’s death, the family or executor may need legal assistance in opening the estate and going through probate. The executor may hire an attorney to assist him or her, and I can help you navigate the process during this difficult time.
Medicaid Planning – Medicaid can help pay for long term care, but only after the applicant has spent his own resources. The North Carolina Medicaid program is not intended to impoverish families, though, and there are legitimate was to preserve some assets. Contact me to learn what your family is permitted to do under Medicaid regulations.
Guardianships – I represent Buncombe County clients in guardianships for adult incompetent persons. My work includes petitioning the court to have a person declared incompetent, modifying guardianships, and terminating guardianships.
Business – When establishing your small business, it is critical that you take the proper steps to protect yourself and follow applicable rules and regulations. I can help you organize your business as an LLC or S-Corporation. I also have extensive experience drafting business contracts.