Beaufort Estate Planning News

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 Is A “Dependent Spouse” In North Carolina?

February 14, 2022

In North Carolina, spousal support is used to describe the different types of alimony that a spouse needs to pay to the other spouse when a marriage ends. However, for a spouse to receive this support, the court must first determine whether they are a “dependent spouse” as defined by the state’s laws.  What Exactly…

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In North Carolina, Who Pays The Attorney’s Fees In A Divorce?

January 21, 2022

Attorney fees can be a contentious issue in any divorce case. In most civil cases in North Carolina, the parties are required to pay their individual attorneys out of pocket in the absence of an agreement to do otherwise. However, with family law cases, North Carolina statutes provide a legal basis for one party to…

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What Happens If You Die Without A Will In North Carolina?

November 5, 2021

A very common question we see from estate planning inquiries is: What happens if I die without a will in North Carolina? Dying without a will is called dying “intestate”. When someone dies intestate in North Carolina, state law determines what happens to their possessions. In this article, we’ll dive into how state law handles…

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Do I Need A Will?

October 25, 2021

With everything going on in the world, more people than ever are making sure that their families and legacies would be supported if they were to pass away. There are major decisions made during the estate planning process, and it’s important to be able to go through the process without being rushed.  Regardless of the…

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