Beaufort Estate Planning News

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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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Making and Breaking Prenuptial Agreements

February 16, 2023

Many people think prenups are only for super-rich individuals who have substantial nonmarital property assets to protect and anticipate a divorce. These things might have been true once upon a time, but not anymore. North Carolina lawmakers recently approved the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. The UPMAA replaced the web of laws and judicial…

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Top Five Property Division Factors in North Carolina

January 19, 2023

The Tarheel State, like most other jurisdictions, is an equitable division state. NCGS 50-20 basically means two things. First, upon divorce, marital property, including debts and assets, must be divided equitably (fairly). So, “equitable” is usually, but not necessarily, the same as “equal.” This principle becomes clearer in light of the second one. A divorce…

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What You Should Know About Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

December 21, 2022

Many domesticviiolence statistics are self-reported, so their reliability is something of a question mark. This one is absolutely verifiable and also absolutely chilling. Nearly half of all female homicide victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner. So, no matter which way you color it, domestic violence is a serious problem in…

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