Estate Planning & Administration

What is a Business Succession Plan?

Take a moment to think about what would happen to your business if you passed on or became incapacitated. Can the company survive? If that thought sets you in a panic mode, you need to consider creating a business succession plan. With a succession plan, you can spot critical roles in...
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What Is Intestate Succession?

Intestate refers to dying without having a valid will. Based on the law of inheritance, intestate succession is what happens to property that has not been distributed by a legal will or other binding declaration. In North Carolina, if you die without a valid will, the state intestacy law will apply....
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What Is a Living Trust?

Before we discuss what is a living trust, let’s first discuss what is a trust. A trust is an estate planning tool where you retitle your assets from your name to the name of the trust. Once the assets are retitled to the name of the trust, the assets are governed...
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