Beaufort Estate Planning News

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How Can I Support Charitable Causes in My Will?

February 26, 2024

You don’t have children or any other surviving family members that you want to leave your estate to, or you do, but you prefer to leave behind your assets to a cause where your one-time gift makes a larger impact and potentially is a gift that keeps on giving, what do you do? Leaving a…

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How Often Should I Update My Estate Plan?

January 31, 2024

Each year, the assisted living referral company,, performs an annual “health check” on the different aspects of estate planning among Americans. Their 2023 Wills and Estate Planning Study shows that while 64% of our country’s residents view having a will as important, especially in light of inflation during recent years, only 34% of the…

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The Impact of Infidelity on Divorce in North Carolina

October 17, 2023

For many couples in Beaufort and throughout North Carolina, infidelity can be a deeply painful experience. It often leads to mistrust, heartbreak, and, in some cases, the end of a marriage. If you’re considering a divorce due to infidelity, it’s essential to understand the legal implications and how the state of North Carolina views cheating…

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5 Ways to Have Discussions with Young Children About Divorce in North Carolina

August 25, 2023

Divorce is an emotionally challenging process for everyone involved, especially young children who may not fully understand what is happening. Many parents going through a divorce in North Carolina are concerned about how to discuss this significant life change with their young children.  If you’re going through a divorce in the Beaufort area, you’re not…

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Can I Get A Divorce In North Carolina If My Spouse Doesn’t Want One?

August 15, 2023

Navigating a divorce is challenging in itself, and it becomes even more complex when one partner is reluctant to end the marriage. If you find yourself in this heart-wrenching position, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone. Each year, many individuals face the same circumstances, seeking the closure of a relationship that no longer…

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Estate Planning Considerations When Moving To North Carolina

June 15, 2023

Moving to a new state is an exciting time, but amidst the hustle and bustle of moving, it’s crucial to consider your estate plan. Just as you’re changing your address, your will and other estate planning documents might need updating, too. Each state, including North Carolina, has unique laws and considerations, and ensuring your plan…

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Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements In North Carolina

May 18, 2023

Are you considering tying the knot or looking to safeguard your financial future in your existing marriage? If you’re in North Carolina, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can provide the peace of mind and financial clarity you need. These legal tools help couples navigate the often complex financial aspects of their relationships by outlining the division…

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Five Reasons Having A Will & Estate Plan Are Important

April 27, 2023

Having a well-drafted will is of utmost importance in North Carolina to ensure that your estate is administered according to your wishes upon your passing. A will serves as a legally binding document that can outline the distribution of your assets, appoint a guardian for your minor children, and name an executor to oversee the…

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Bradley Schulz Honored With NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award

April 14, 2023

We are proud to announce that Bradley Schulz of Schulz Stephenson Law has been awarded the Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association. The Citizen Lawyer Award was established to recognize and thank lawyers who, in addition to their legal work, exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer by volunteering their time for…

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What to Expect in a North Carolina Divorce

March 17, 2023

The fabled seven-year itch is a real thing. That’s roughly the average length of a marriage that ends in divorce. Over these years, these couples usually forge significant emotional and financial bonds. Breaking these bonds is never easy and is often quite tricky. That’s especially true if, as is typically the case, the couple has…

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