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How Do You Challenge a Will?

April 13th, 2019 (No Comments)

                 Let’s say that a loved one has passed, and a family member is submitting their will for probate. The only issue is you don’t think that the will is valid. Maybe your loved one was incompetent when they signed the will. Maybe the will being submitted was […]

Preventing Exploitation

April 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Preface Below is a sneak peek look at a larger project I am conducting regarding elder exploitation. Stay tuned for much more information and enjoy the article below. Introduction In 2017, a white paper was released by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. This paper looked at the prevalence of elder exploitation in the United […]

Do I Have to Pay Tax on the Home I Inherited?

April 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

A concern for many individuals who inherit real property is whether they are inheriting an asset or a money pit. There are a number of factors that play into whether inheriting a home is going to be worth the hassle. One of the big questions that clients frequently raise is whether their tax bill is […]

How to Put Property into a Trust

April 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

So, you went to your lawyer and had her draft you a shiny new trust. What now? Now you need to put your assets into the trust. This is also known as funding the trust. So, how do you do that? Well, the answer, similar to any other answer you’ll get from a lawyer, is: […]

The Most Important Part of Estate Planning No One Talks About

March 12th, 2019 (No Comments)

Most Estate Planning attorneys will tell you that planning ahead is the most important thing you can do to ensure you and your family are protected. I agree, but what does it mean to plan ahead? The most obvious answer is: planning ahead means anticipating future contingencies and having your affairs in place to navigate […]

How do You Preserve Your Mental Health and Dignity as You Age?

March 12th, 2019 (No Comments)

In the 1970’s, a Stanford University professor and psychologist David Rosenhan conducted an experiment on mental health institutions. The experiment’s principle aim was to determine the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. He conducted this experiment by having “pseudo-patients” fake manic episodes to get into various psychiatric hospitals around the United States. Once in the hospital, the […]

International POAs

March 12th, 2019 (No Comments)

  I’m Greg McIntyre of McIntyre Elder Law helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. Today we’re going to talk about International Powers of Attorney and answer the question: Are Powers of Attorney valid outside the United States of America? The simple answer is, Yes, they are. If you wanted us to draft a General […]

Firm Family Matters: Family Business

March 12th, 2019 (No Comments)

I’m Greg McIntyre of McIntyre Elder Law helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. Today’s show is about family business. There are a lot of family businesses out-there, the difference here is there’s very little separation between our family and our business.  I’m here with my wife Stefanie, at our Charlotte office, located at 112 […]

The 3 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

March 1st, 2019 (No Comments)

Introduction  Estate Planning is a hugely important process that is often put off or ignored. Unfortunately, even for the well-meaning pre-planners out there, there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Below are the three major pitfalls you should avoid. I. Failing to Do the Necessary Tax Planning Currently, the gift and estate tax won’t affect […]

Special Assistance and Long-Term Care Medicaid… Different Rules and Asset Protection

February 26th, 2019 (No Comments)

I’m Greg McIntyre of McIntyre Elder Law helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. Today we are going to discuss Special Assistance and Long-Term Care Medicaid. This is for people who are being hurt by long-term care payments, including nursing home and assisted living care payments. These payments might be draining your bank account rapidly […]

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