Oprah is doing a “day in the life” show featuring individuals who act as the primary caregiver for their elderly parents. If you’re the primary caregiver for your parent and are interested in appearing on Oprah, click here for more information.
The story below broke my heart. I’m saddened by the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina. We should be seeking to protect all family units in our state, not further restrict the rights of some of our citizens.
No one should have to go through what this man went through when his partner passed away. Unfortunately, since the law does not offer the same protections to unmarried couples, this is the reality for those couples who haven’t prepared a basic estate plan.
As our small way of helping, Wiggen Law Group is offering free estate planning for same-sex couples who call in the month of May. We only ask that participants make a donation in the amount of their choosing to Equality NC or other similar organization.
Call (919) 680-0000 to schedule an appointment.
This month’s newsletter focuses on our furry friends. Do you know what happens to your pets after your death under state law? If you are out of town and your pet needs emergency vet care, does your pet sitter have the authority to authorize treatment? Who gets custody of Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend in the event of divorce?
Find out in this month’s issue of The Family Advisor. Click here to read more.
Will your graduating senior be protected without 3 important legal documents?
As a local attorney, I can’t stress enough how timely (and critical!) this information is for your audience. Many young adults in our area will soon be heading off to college or traveling abroad without the 3 key documents (Advance Health Care Directive, HIPAA Form and Financial Power of Attorney) they need for mom or dad to oversee their care if they become ill or seriously injured and unable to speak for themselves.
Excerpt from Estate Practice and Elder Law Community : (click for entire article)