November 27, 2016
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Estate Planning Updates for the New Year, Part Two

Welcome back. We are here to talk more about estate planning updates that you might need to make come the beginning of 2017. Our estate lawyer in Raleigh is here to work with you when you’re ready to make changes to your estate plan or will.

Updates for the New Year | Estate Lawyer in Raleigh

  • Children Reaching Milestones – Has your child (or children) reached the age of 18 or 21? If so, be sure to document this properly, as it could affect their inheritance should you pass.
  • Incapacitation or Death of a Beneficiary – If either of these or other important role in an estate plan, it’s time to make updates. A serious illness or death of someone named in your estate plan should be documented as soon as possible. Those that are named as executor, power of attorney, or trustee, especially, should be documented at the time of death or incapacitation. Concerning any changed matters, including those listed above, you should speak with an attorney as to how to adequately address these in your estate plan.
  • Life Changes – Have you begun or ended a relationship with someone in 2016? Have you become involved in an organization that’s important to you? It’s important to include these changes in your documents if you have or would like to include them in your estate plan.

Keeping your estate plan up-to-date with changes is important. Meeting with your estate lawyer in Raleigh quarterly, semi-annually, or at least annually might be a good idea. That way, you can ensure that all changes are updated and documented properly, in the event that you have an untimely incapacitation or death.

Klish and Eldreth | Estate Lawyer in Raleigh

Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer in Raleigh is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.

As always, feel free to contact us at our office to schedule a consultation with if you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in other legal matters. We are here to assist you with small business needs, trademarking, copyrighting and  DWI issues.

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November 27, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Estate Planning Updates for the New Year, Part One

The end of this year is rapidly approaching. With Thanksgiving done, we are on to Christmas and New Year’s. That means it’s time to consider your life changes for estate planning in Raleigh NC. It might mean working with an estate lawyer to get things changed and updated. Below, you’ll find several factors of a plan that might need to be revised during the beginning months of 2017.

Updates for Estate Planning in Raleigh NC

  • Life Insurance – Those that own a home or have young children probably have life insurance. This insurance is put in place to help with debts that might be owed upon your death or to help with other various expenses. Make sure the information on your life insurance policy is correct and documented properly in your estate plan for 2017. If you don’t have a life insurance plan, it might be time to consider getting one.
  • Marriage Changes – Did you get married or divorced in 2016? Did your children or other family members included in your estate plan get married or divorced? Consider updating any and all changes that apply to this matter as soon as possible.
  • Protecting Property For Children – It’s important to name an adult you trust to manage property or money you may leave your minor children. This person could be the same person you leave as your child’s guardian, in which, you’ve named in your will. If you’ve already named someone to manage their inheritance until they’re of age, make sure there haven’t been any changes with that person. Declining health, marriage, or other significant changes to their lives should be documented into your plan.

We hope this information helps. Be sure to visit back with our next blog post, soon to learn more.

Klish and Eldreth | Estate Planning in Raleigh NC

Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.

As always, feel free to contact us at our office to schedule a consultation with if you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in other legal matters. We are here to assist you with small business needs, trademarking, copyrighting and  DWI issues.

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November 25, 2016
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Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 3

Welcome back to our three part series offering tips for building a relationship with your attorney in Raleigh NC. Sometimes, working with an attorney means you’re dealing with a sad or difficult time. It is our hope that these tips will help you move forward a little more easily.

Working with Your Attorney in Raleigh NC

Below you’ll find several more tips that will help you get ready for working with an attorney. Building a relationship with them is key in success.

  • Communicate – Communication in any relationship is key. Talking with your attorney regularly is, as well. This doesn’t mean you should call them every day. Speaking with them once a week is recommended. If money and payment might be an issue, be sure to talk with your lawyer about it, upfront. This will allow you to work with them on payments and schedule calls, versus just calling whenever you need to speak with them.
  • Prepare – Dealing with a legal matter isn’t easy. We know that. It’s difficult and stressful. Be sure to prepare for every possible problem, scenario, paperwork possibilities and more. You can never be too prepared when working with an attorney. Consider collecting all documents that might be needed during this process. Make copies of them and then put the copies, with the originals, in a binder that is organized with labels or tabs. This way, you’ll be able to find anything that might be needed. You can carry this with you, as well, so you’ll have it at all times and won’t have to worry that you’re missing something when your attorney needs it.
  • Work with, Not Against – This can be a tough one without realizing what’s happening. Not everyone can easily work with another person in a positive way. This is a learned skill that takes time and effort. Instead of working against your attorney in Raleigh NC, work with them. Consider their advice and talk through any issues you might have with following their suggestions. Try to remain calm and positive throughout this whole experience. You’ll be better off in the long run.

Be sure to visit with other blogs in this series, as well, below:

  • Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 1
  • Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 2
  • Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 3

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Attorney in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about trademarking or other legal situation. Our attorney in Raleigh NC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be entertainment law, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

Also contact us to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. When planning your estate, you may want to consider which assets are subject to probate and which are not so that you can make the best decisions in how you designate heirs. If you need additional help, reach out to our attorney in Raleigh NC to ensure that you are creating the best plan for your situation.

 

November 25, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 2

Are you considering hiring a probate lawyer in Cary NC to help you with court proceedings dealing with a legal matter? If so, talking with a lawyer should be your first step. We are here to help you through every step of the process. An important part of going through a legal situation is building a relationship with your lawyer. Sometimes, it’s difficult to do this, considering all that you’re going through. Below, you’ll find several tips that should help you with this process.

Working With Your Probate Lawyer in Cary NC

  • Differences – Your probate lawyer in Cary NC will contact you as you’re needed for information or documents. There will be times when you might not hear from them. This is OK. However, if there are major disputes happening between you others involved in the matter, it might be best to involve the lawyer. Try handling smaller disputes on your own, but if you are unable to resolve things amicably, consider contacting your lawyer.
  • Stay on Track – While you’re going through this difficult time, it might be easy for you to disclose family matters or troubles with the lawyer. Oftentimes, we treat lawyers like we would a therapist. While they want to be here for you, they also need to stay on track and get your legal matter situated in the best way possible. Instead of confiding your troubles in the attorney, it might be better for you to talk things out with family or friends, first. Working with a lawyer means you’ll need to focus on the proceedings and stay on track.

To learn more, be sure to visit back with our next blog post, soon! We will have more tips that will help you build a great relationship with your lawyers.

Klish and Eldreth PLLC | Probate Lawyer in Cary NC

Also contact us to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. When planning your estate, you may want to consider which assets are subject to probate and which are not so that you can make the best decisions in how you designate heirs. If you need additional help, call our probate lawyer in Cary NC to ensure that you are creating the best plan for your situation.

 

Be sure to visit our other blogs in this series, as well, below:

Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 1

Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 2

Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 3

 

November 25, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Tips for Building a Relationship with Your Lawyer Part 1

Building a relationship with your wills lawyer in Cary NC is important. Dealing with legal situation, no matter what it is, is stressful and difficult. It’s a time of, complication, sadness and often, confusion. You’ll need someone to help you through this time. That’s why it’s important to have a good relationship with your lawyer. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t have great experiences with their lawyers.

Building a Relationship with Your Wills Lawyer in Cary NC

Building a positive relationship with your lawyer is key. You’re in a situation that isn’t easy. Sometimes, you’re at your worst. With help from your wills lawyer in Cary NC, you’ll get through it. Use the tips below to build a great relationship with them.

  • Calling Too Often – Try to refrain from calling your lawyer too many times. You’ll build a stronger, more reliable relationship with them if you call only when it’s necessary. In addition, you’ll learn to work through things on your own.
  • Help Them Help You – Oftentimes, those dealing with a legal situation aren’t themselves. They don’t disclose information that’s needed, not because they’re unwilling, but because they’re not in the right mindset. Try your best to help your lawyer help you. They aren’t able to read your mind or go to your home and get the things they’ll need for the proceedings. Try to pay attention to their needs and know that if you help them help you, things will be easier.

Over the course of the next several blog posts, you’ll find several more tips that should help you build your relationship in a positive way.

To build and maintain a good relationship with your lawyer, be sure to visit with our next two blog posts.

Estate planning is one of the most important parts of life that often times get overlooked. If you’ve yet to begin planning or haven’t updated in a while it might be time to think about doing so.  Just contact our wills lawyer in Cary NC to begin estate planning, today. As always, for more information from Klish and Eldreth, PLLC be sure to visit back with us, soon! If you have any questions, contact us concerning any and all estate planning concerns!

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC

Are you looking for a wills lawyer in Cary NC?  Contact Klish and Eldreth, PLLC to schedule a consultation with us to get started with your estate plan. We are here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.