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Why Everyone needs a Power of Attorney

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Power of Attorneys:  Health Care Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship Simply stated, a power of attorney gives the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters or private affairs.  It can be prepared well in advance of a situatio...

Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Aug 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Power of Attorneys:  Health Care Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship Simply stated, a power of attorney gives the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters or private affairs.  It can be prepared well in advance of...

Estate Tax Exemptions scheduled to decrease

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The IRS issued a special rule that would apply the higher Gift Tax exemption currently availabe even after the Gift Tax exemption has been cut in half. The Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions are currently set for $11.7 Million for an individual ($23.4 for a couple) and are set to expire in 2025.  The...

Petitions to Partition in North Carolina

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Sep 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Partition and Judicial Sale in North Carolina Petitions to Partition in North Carolina Frequently, real property, like raw land, a home, or the family farm, is owned by more than one person. For example, a parent may die, leaving the family land to all the children in equal shares, so that each ...

New Wake Co. Forms for General Civil Litigation

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | May 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As mentioned in previous posts,  Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Paul C. Ridgeway and Kellie Z. Myers adopted new Local Rules for the Tenth Judicial District (Wake County). These new Wake County Local Rules contain amendments to 5 local forms (Local Form 1 – 5) and include one new form (Loca...

Why do I need an Estate Plan?

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Feb 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning Basics WHY YOU NEED AN ESTATE PLAN IF YOU HAVE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES AND ANY ASSETS (NO MATTER HOW LITTLE) Do you have any assets? You may not have millions invested but may own a house, have savings and personal items that are either valuable or have sentimental value to your f...

Guardianship vs Power of Attorney

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Feb 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Both Guardianships and Powers of Attorney provide authority to make legal and/or personal decisions over another person.  The difference is that Guardianship in North Carolina is obtained by a court process whereas a Power of Attorney is created by individuals. Health Care Power of Attorney and F...

Slide Show from New Wake Co. Local Rules CLE

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Mar 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Wake Co. Local Rules CLE Slide Show from Inez_de_Ondarza_Simmons Slide Show by Wake Co. Trial Court Administrator Kristen Fetter On January 31, 2013, Wake County Trial Court Administrator Kristen Fetter taught a Continuing Legal Education session on the new Wake County Local Rules. At the ...

New Wake County Local Rules

Posted by Inez de Ondarza Simmons | Jan 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Effective November 18, 2015, then Wake County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens and Wake County Trial Court Administrator Kellie Z. Myers adopted new Wake County Local Rules for Civil Cases here in the 10th Judicial District. New Provisions in the Wake County Local R...

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