Understanding Wills & Trusts

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When it comes to estate-planning, Americans are generally unprepared. A 2020 study showed a 25% decrease in end of life planning since 2017 among elder populations. The experienced attorneys at Maginnis Howard create comprehensive wills and trusts for a range of clients. Whatever your estate-planning needs- we can help. Differences Between Wills & Trusts A […]

Health Care Power of Attorney

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a document in which you designate someone to be your representative in the event you are unable to make or communicate decisions about aspects of your individual health care. When you are competent, you can make health care decisions for yourself, but what happens if you can’t make […]

Estate Planning in North Carolina

Our firm offers some of the most comprehensive estate planning services in all of North Carolina. Wills & Trusts, estate administration and guardianships are all included in our services. Why is Estate Planning Important? Estate planning is an essential process regardless of circumstance. It is important that someone’s passing does not mean their wishes go […]

Health Care Power of Attorney and Durable Powers of Attorney

Turning 18 is an exciting time for your child. He or she is now considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Whether still in high school, heading off to college, traveling abroad, getting a first job, or entering the military, young adults over 18 should consider arranging health care power of attorney. There […]

The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

Everyone has heard the terms “Will” and “Trust,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful estate planning devices that serve different purposes, and can work together to create a complete estate plan. One of the main differences between the two is that a will goes into effect only after you […]

Health Care Power of Attorney Lawyer in Raleigh

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a document in which you designate someone to be your representative in the event you are unable to make or communicate decisions about aspects of your individual health care. When you are competent, you can make health care decisions for yourself, but what happens if you can’t make […]