What is a Living Will?

A living will (also known as an advance directive) is a legally binding document that allows you to outline your end-of-life medical preferences if you cannot communicate them. This document informs your doctors and caregivers of your choices  in certain circumstances, such as when you are in a coma or permanently...
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Trust vs. Will: What’s the Difference?

Trusts and Last Will and Testaments (commonly referred to as wills) are common terms used in the estate planning landscape. Although both are valuable estate planning documents that help ensure your property is transferred to your heirs, they serve different purposes. The primary difference between a trust and a will is...
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Do I Own The Water Behind My House In North Carolina?

If you’ve recently purchased property that borders a stream, river, lake, or other body of water in North Carolina, you may be wondering what your rights are to the water behind your house. Do you own it? Can you build structures, such as a dock, on the water? How far do...
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