October 31, 2016
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Guardianship in Estate Planning

Guardianship in estate planning in Raleigh plays two important roles. It’s important to understand why. Today, we will talk about this, focusing on Powers of Attorney, as well as protecting children, grandchildren, and any other potential minor (non-adult) beneficiaries.

Guardianship in Estate Planning in Raleigh NC

By creating Durable Powers of Attorney for financial care and Health Care Powers of Attorney for medical assistance, in the event that the grantor becomes incompetent, his Power of Attorney will be able to make important decisions in the grantor’s stead. If, by chance, someone gets hurt and needs IRA monies to pay for expenses, then a Durable Power of Attorney can liquidate the IRA to obtain that money. Additionally, if someone is in an accident and a doctor needs permission to perform a critical surgery, the Health Care Power of Attorney can make such decision on behalf of the grantor.

If a person doesn’t have a Durable Power of Attorney or a Health Care Power of Attorney, then there is legally no person that can. People are often mistaken that a spouse or children get to make these decisions. But legally, no person can except for a Power of Attorney OR a guardian.

If someone does not appoint a Power of Attorney, therefore an adult child client is unable to help an incompetent parent financially or physically. It should, at that point, become up to the court to appoint a guardian. By having the Powers of Attorney, this process shouldn’t be necessary.

To learn more, visit back with our next blog post. Also contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC with any questions you may have.

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When creating an estate plan, we can factor in what may happen, as aging occurs. Planning to have someone specific take care of us, our spouse or children in the event of an untimely death or incapacitation is key. This can ensure protection so that wishes are carried out even when we are no longer able to express ourselves.

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 lawyer in Raleigh NC can  help you get an estate plan and necessary documents in order and ready. That way, if you should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point, your assets will be protected and a guardian of your choice can be appointed. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to estate planning. Contact our office, and get started now.

 

October 29, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Freshen Up Your Estate Plan This Fall! continued.

Welcome back. Our estate lawyer in Cary NC is here to talk more about how you should go about keeping your will and estate plan updated in case major life changes have occurred. It’s important to update every five years, even if there aren’t any changes. All changes should be made immediately, or at least less than six months after they’ve happened. Below, you’ll find more tips to help you choose when its time to see our lawyer and make changes.

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Prepare a Durable POA.

Reviewing and updating your choice for Durable Power of Attorney should be done at least once every five years. If you have changed your choice for this role, update your plan immediately after making that decision. A Durable POA  can allows another person to manage your finances and other day-to-day tasks. Should you become incapacitated or incompetent at some point, this document will come into play. Not having one in place might result in your loved ones encountering multiple obstacles in protecting your interests.

Chose a guardian for minors or children that are special needs.
Even if you are married, it may be important to choose someone to take care of your children should you pass away before they become adults. Otherwise, a court might end up making this decision without your input. To set up a guardian in your will, contact our estate lawyer in Cary NC at the law office of Klish and Eldreth.

Estate planning in Cary NC 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 lawyer 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 an estate 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.

October 28, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Understanding Copyright

Welcome back. Our copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC is back to talk more about copyright. If you missed our previous blog, visit back with it, soon.

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You do not have to have a work registered for copyright in order to be protected. An unregistered copyright on a work is still protected, but if legal action is going to be taken on someone who appears to be violating a copyright, having it registered with the government provides better legal protection.

There are many resources available on the internet if you want to register for a copyright, but talking with a lawyer will allow you to ask any questions that you may have. Also, you can avoid having to resubmit an application that was not completed correctly. The process can be confusing for someone who does not understand intellectual law. In addition, there are other forms needed for certain types of work, or if the work was created by a group of people. If you have a special circumstance, talking with a lawyer who understands intellectual property law can help you avoid mistakes on your application.

There are fees involved in filing for a copyright. If you get help from a lawyer, you will have to pay additional fees, but it may be worth it if it means that your submission is accepted the first time.

There is a processing period of up to eight months for an electronic submission and up to 14 months for a paper application. If you are planning to release your work to the public, it may be in your best interest to have the copyright secured beforehand. Any delay in getting your copyright could keep you from releasing your work when you had planned.

Klish and Eldreth | Copyright Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Copyrighted works are protected so that others cannot use them in their own work, reproduce them, share them, or make alterations to them. For example, when an author copyrights his novel, poem, or other written work, he has the right protect that work and prevent others from using it or making changes to it. If that protection is violated, the infringer may be facing legal action and fines.

It’s easy to make mistakes. Don’t allow those mistakes to create problems for you in the future. Contact us for more information about our infringement services provided by our copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC, and other services that may be of use to you or someone you know.

October 28, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Freshen Up Your Estate Plan This Fall

Did you know that failing to update your estate plan might result in your wishes not being carried out in the event of your death? That’s right. It’s important to freshen up your estate plan this fall so that this situation doesn’t happen! Especially when it comes to your will. Our wills lawyer in Cary NC is here to talk more about this!

Freshen Up Your Will For Fall! | Wills Lawyer in Cary NC

Update basic estate planning documents every five years.
It’s a good idea to get all estate plans updated and revised once every five years. This should be done even if there aren’t any changes to your life. Having a wills lawyer in Cary NC take a look at your will and plan is key in ensuring it’s valid and ready to use in the event of your untimely death.

Revise your will every time you have a change in your life.
Did you have a new baby this year? Are you seperating from your spouse and find that divorce will eventually take place? These things are life changes that happen all the time. When things change in our lives we rarely think to document them in our will or estate plan. Don’t make this mistake. Take time this fall to freshen up your plan by updating all major life changes. From buying or selling a business to purchasing real estate and more, contact our wills lawyer in Cary NC to make changes. 

Prepare a healthcare POA and a Living Will.
No matter how old you are currently, having a healthcare POA and Living Will updated and valid is key. You never know what might happen. That’s why preparing for a decline in physical or mental health is important. You may become incapacitated at some point and not be able to care for yourself. Appointing someone to do this for you can be done by talking with our lawyer. If you have appointed someone in the past, but want to change it, now is a great time to do so. Don’t wait. Also be sure to review and update your Living Will as needed. A Living Will may assist doctors in following your wishes concerning extraordinary life prolonging measures.

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.

October 27, 2016
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Should I Hire a Copyright Lawyer?

If you are considering getting a copyright for your original work, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer. While it is possible to “do it yourself” you may be able to save time by working with someone experienced in intellectual property law. Our copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC is here to discuss this more.

Should I Hire a Copyright Lawyer in Raleigh NC?

Intellectual law protects tangible assets such as designs, inventions, and artistic works. It was developed to protect people who create original works, and it helps encourage them to continue to develop new creations and technologies because they know they’re protected from someone claiming it as their own.

This branch of law covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In the last few posts, we’ve concentrated on copyrights. Check out some of the previous posts to learn more about copyrights.

A copyright is a form of intellectual property protection that keeps people from using others’ works of art without permission. When someone creates something such as a story, song, or play that is committed to paper or recorded, it belongs to them and is protected from unauthorized use by another. This means that someone else cannot use, alter, or distribute the work without permission.

Working with a lawyer on your copyright will also ensure that you have someone to turn to should you decide to sue someone for infringement. Your lawyer will be familiar with your work and know that your copyright is valid because he or she handled it. You will not have to try to find a copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC quickly in order to get your case started.

For more information from our copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC, visit back with our next blog post.

Klish and Eldreth | Copyright Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Copyrighted works are protected so that others cannot use them in their own work, reproduce them, share them, or make alterations to them. For example, when an author copyrights his novel, poem, or other written work, he has the right protect that work and prevent others from using it or making changes to it. If that protection is violated, the infringer may be facing legal action and fines.

It’s easy to make mistakes. Don’t allow those mistakes to create problems for you in the future. Contact us for more information about our infringement services provided by our copyright lawyer in Raleigh NC, and other services that may be of use to you or someone you know.