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MARRIED COUPLES!!! Doctrine of Necessaries… What it is and why it matters to you!

June 23rd, 2019 (No Comments)

First, what is the doctrine of Necessaries? This doctrine in North Carolina means that one spouse may be held responsible for the other spouse’s medical bills. These medical bills can include hospital bills, doctor’s bills and yes, nursing home care bills. Why does the fact that a surviving spouse may be responsible for the other […]

Should I Use a Reverse Mortgage to Pay for My Long-Term Care?

June 9th, 2019 (No Comments)

           As elder law attorneys, we frequently get questions regarding a variety of financial products available to seniors. One such product we are asked about on almost a daily basis is the reverse mortgage. With 70% of individuals over the age of 65 going into long-term care at some point in their lives, it becomes a […]

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