Category Archives: advanced medical directives

How much have you left to chance? It may be more than you think!

posted: July 10, 2013

The reality is…only about 20 percent of the population has a formal written estate plan. Taking the proper measures to put a plan in place today will allow for you to KEEP CONTROL when you may not be able to HAVE CONTROL!  At the very least, the documents listed below should be included in your […]

3 Legal Documents Every Graduating Senior Needs to Ensure Parents Can Make Important Medical And Financial Decisions On Their Child’s Behalf (Press Release)

posted: May 23, 2013

As a local attorney, I can’t stress enough how timely (and critical!) this information is.  Many young adults in our area will soon be heading off to college or traveling abroad without the 3 key documents(Advance Health Care Directive, HIPAA Form and Financial Power of Attorney) they need for mom or dad to oversee their […]

What does a divorce have to do with your Estate Plan?

posted: April 21, 2013

If you already have Advanced Directives (Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney) in place and you are going through a divorce or are recently divorced, you have some very important steps to take NOW! Without a doubt, your divorce will have a major impact on your estate plan. I know…this is […]

The Actions You Take on April 16th Could Mean Life or Death for You!

posted: April 16, 2013

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16th, and it is an important reminder for every adult to share their private wishes about medical treatments and possible end-of-life care with family. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices they would want in an emergency.  Yet every day we hear stories […]

Powers Of Attorney…What Are They And What Do They Do?

posted: December 15, 2011

Generally speaking, there are various types of powers of attorney in North Carolina; each with its’ own specific function.  Their function is more detailed than I will provide below.  However, generally it is as follows… 1.  Durable General Power of Attorney:  This Power of Attorney is created so that someone can manages finances for you.  […]

It Is Not Always How You Think It Is

posted: November 16, 2011

Under North Carolina law, it is not always your spouse ultimately who may make medical decision on your behalf. The following persons (summarized from the statute), in the order indicated, are authorized to consent to medical treatment on behalf of a patient who is comatose or otherwise lacks capacity to make or communicate health care […]

PRESS RELEASE: Add Estate Planning to Your List of Resolutions in 2011!

posted: December 13, 2010

Resolving to get your legal affairs in order is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your family, wishes and assets are protected if something unexpectedly happens to you this year. Charlotte, North Carolina:   While many people focus on getting out of debt or getting organized for the New Year, […]

It’s Snowbird Season…Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Leave You Out in the Cold!

posted: December 10, 2010

When I used to live up north, it seemed as though 9 out of 10 people I knew were snowbirds! Flocking to LaGuardia and JFK taking “flight” every winter to head to a warmer climate during the long northeast winter months.  Then like clockwork, return around Easter time to get away from the heat and […]


posted: November 30, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Sabrina Winters Phone:  (704) 843-1446 Email: With the stores crowded, traffic horrendous and holiday parties in full swing, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous travel times of the year.  Charlotte lawyer, Sabrina Winters, urges families to be prepared by making necessary […]


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