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The importance of updating your estate plans to prevent issues

When it comes to estate planning in Dunn, the more often you update your plans, the better. Many people do not realize it, but estate plans contain important decisions that last forever. If you made your estate plans long ago, now is the perfect time for you to brush them off and look them over. 

How to keep the upper hand in your divorce

Divorce is one life situation through which many people in the Dunn area believe they will lose most or all of their financial assets. As challenging as it can be on your finances, you may not realize that this creates a great opportunity to get your financial issues in order, so you can improve your post-divorce outcomes

Why you should not put off estate planning

As busy as you are with work, your kids and other aspects of your life in North Carolina, the one thing you cannot afford to put off is planning your estate. You may think you do not need to make arrangements because you do not have much of anything to leave behind. But if you do not take time now to leave behind your final instructions, the legacy you do leave behind could end up in some random person’s hands. 

Key facts to know about a testamentary trust

Even if a person does not have a large amount of assets, a proper estate plan is beneficial. This plan allows an individual to denote the specific allocation of all assets, as well as specify any funeral or burial requests. Such information can be very helpful during the emotional time following his or her death.

What factors put me at risk for a slip-and-fall?

Slip-and-fall accidents are common in North Carolina. Even though they are more likely to occur at home, it is not unusual for people to injure themselves on some else’s property. Stores, resorts, hotels, schools and workplaces are common places these accidents can occur outside of the home. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep their properties safe for the public. However, situations can arise when they do not take their responsibilities seriously that can result in fall accidents and injuries.

How to spot a drunk driver this summer

Summer is the time for sunshine, family vacations and fun with friends. It may not seem like a dangerous season, especially on the highway. However, one of the biggest hazards this time of year is motor vehicle accidents. In fact, July 4 has the highest number of deaths from motor vehicle crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.