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Beat the Odds: Long-Term Care

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Recent studies estimate that of people turning 65 by the year 2005, 69% will need some form of long-term medical care. What does this mean to you? Statistically, the odds are you’re going to need some type of prolonged treatment and that’s going to be a huge financial drain on your resources. Even estates of […]

Wills Versus Trusts

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

There are some key differences between wills and trusts. Wills are publicly filed documents, meaning they will be probated at the courthouse and can be seen by any member of the public that wanted to go down to the courthouse and peruse through them. Trusts, on the other hand, are private documents. They’re maintained at […]

Why Greg Practices Elder Law

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Hi, I’m Greg McIntyre. I attended Campbell University, where I earned both my law degree and MBA. Before that, I served in the United States Navy for four years. However, I’m more than just a lawyer. I have a beautiful wife with whom I share five gorgeous kids. I spent my childhood in Shelby, a […]

Where to Start in Making a Plan to Protect Your Property

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Taking inventory of your assets is a great place to start when you’re developing an estate or elder law plan. Once you get a good inventory of all the assets you have, you can start looking at how you want to distribute those assets and who you want to be in charge of executing those […]

Vacationing and Healthcare Directives

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Hey guys, it’s Greg McIntyre here with McIntyre Elder Law, and I’m currently at a resort called Rumbling Bald. It’s located in the mountains of North Carolina, just 45 minutes or so from where I practice, but it feels like a world away. I’m on vacation right now with my wife and children. As I […]

Medicaid Planning – Why it is Important to Plan Ahead

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

What about Medicaid and Medicare? Well, Medicare only covers one hundred days of skilled nursing care. After that, you’re on your own or you have to apply and roll over to Medicaid. In order to do that, you can only have a small, limited number of assets in your possession. How do you avoid having […]

How Does Your Attorney Fit into the Overall Planning Picture?

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Where does your attorney fit in with your current insurance agent and financial planner? Your attorney can craft the plan. I believe in a collaborative effort and team approach. I’ll work with an insurance agent, financial planner, banker, or any other individuals that I need to in order to get the best result for you. […]

Executors: Every Ship Needs a Captain

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

An executor is much like the captain of a ship and the probate process is comparable to navigating through the sometimes treacherous open ocean. Hopefully, you can stay out of trouble in these legal waters, but every will and every estate plan needs an executor to help you avoid certain dangers. An executor should be […]

Estate Taxes. To Plan or Not to Plan? There is No Question!

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Today, we’re going to talk about estate tax. Currently, you can give five million dollars to an heir through your estate and incur no estate taxes whatsoever. You might be asking, what is the importance of thinking about estate tax planning when deciding how to leave your hard earned assets to your children and grandchildren? […]

Lady Bird Deeds

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

Today, we’re going to look at Lady Bird Deeds, including what they are, what they do, and how they differ from traditional deeds, like regular general warranty deeds or life estates deeds. We’ll also look at how they fit into your estate planning, especially when considering the option of possible Medicaid or protecting against that. […]

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