What is a Senior Center?

posted: September 7, 2011

What exactly is a Senior Center?  Since September is National Senior Center month I thought this would be an appropriate question since Senior Centers are invisible in most people’s lives including the very people these centers target as a key demographic. Would you believe, according to National Council on Aging, that there are approximately 11,000 […]

The Meaning Of Labor Day

posted: September 2, 2011

Labor Day…hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and a good cold drink! We all celebrate it in some fashion or another.  It is that time of year when we soak up every last  bit of summer fun that we can with parades, family get-togethers, beach trips and maybe even a day off if we […]

Do You Know The Warning Signs For A Scam?

posted: August 30, 2011

There are numerous scammers out there, many of whom prey on the elderly.  The Better Business Bureau has some guidelines to follow to prevent these scammers from taking advantage of your loved ones. Full article: Financial Elder Abuse – BBB Has Warning Signs and Offers Prevention Tips. If you think that someone you love has […]

Pat Summitt Has Some Important Decisions To Make NOW

posted: August 26, 2011

As the coach of the Lady Vols basketball program at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt has amassed a legendary record with her teams winning 8 NCAA Championships, 29 SEC tournaments and regular season championships. She elevated the program to the highest level in women’s collegiate sports while always crediting her success to her players. […]

Is Your Family Prepared For An Emergency During School Hours?

posted: August 25, 2011

It’s back to school time.  Do you know the 3 things every parents should know before filling out the school emergency card? While the school emergency card allows someone to pick your kids up if they are sick or something comes up for mom or dad—it does NOT give the people on the card permission to […]

How To Obtain A Death Certificate In North Carolina

posted: August 22, 2011

The loss of a loved one may be a very difficult and frustrating time for some. If you have recently lost a loved we are sorry for your loss. The steps to take now can be overwhelming, but requesting a death certificate is a great place to get started. You will need a death certificate […]

Two Years Later And Steve McNair’s Estate Drama Continues

posted: August 18, 2011

On the field, Steve McNair was everything you expected from a quarterback. Strong leader, decisive and full of will. As the owner of the NFL’s, Tennessee Titans, Bud Adams Jr. once proclaimed, “He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl.” Unfortunately, […]

4 Traits A Trustee Should Possess

posted: August 15, 2011

Trust administration is more complicated than many people may realize. So, when deciding whom to name as your administrator, you may want to first explore the traits that the individual should have before making your decision.  This is not the time to choose just to be fair or to keep the peace in the family. […]

5 Topics To Discuss With Elderly Parents

posted: August 8, 2011

As a child, I don’t like to think about my parents potentially needing to be cared for in a nursing home or myself or my siblings needing to make an end of life decision for them.  But the reality is that this is a likely possibility. My recent blog post (Ways To Approach Tough Conversations […]

Do Your Beneficiaries Match Those Named in Your Will or Trust?

posted: August 1, 2011

As an estate planning attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, I have unfortunately seen many circumstances where a person goes through the time and expense of having an estate plan done, only to fail to update their beneficiaries on their financial or retirement accounts before they pass away. An example of this would be Mary naming […]

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