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THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDING CRYPTOCURRENCY TO YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others have become popular investments for people around the country. While digital assets like these aren’t new, some don’t realize how important adding these assets to their estate plan is. After all, even if your family knows you have purchased cryptocurrency and know how to access the keys, it doesn’t mean they can take…

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HOW OCCUPANCY FRAUD OCCURS WHEN PEOPLE BUY REAL PROPERTY

Many different factors influence residential real estate transactions. Your credit card balances and current income can affect how much a bank will finance a purchase. Your credit score and even your living arrangements can affect the interest rate that you pay on your principal balance. With interest rates on the rise and the real estate market currently quite…

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2 mistakes that could turn a basic drug charge into a federal crime

Most people who get arrested for a drug offense will face state charges. North Carolina has relatively strict rules regarding the possession, manufacture and distribution of prohibited substances, and penalties include both jail time and fines. There are also strict rules that apply to controlled substances, like prescription medications. Federal drug charges are often more serious and can…

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Even “hoax” threats can land you in federal prison

Making a threat of violence is not the harmless prank that some people might believe it is. At a time when mass shootings in schools, workplaces and public spaces are all too common, law enforcement authorities at all levels take bomb, shooting and other threats of harm very seriously. Even when they’re a hoax, they can necessitate evacuations,…

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3 ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PLEA DEAL OR CONVICTION

Defending against criminal charges is not always easy. Sometimes, it can seem as if things are so rigged against you that it is not even worth trying to plead your innocence. Occasionally this may be true, but often there are opportunities you may have overlooked which could see you escape without charge or with a much lesser charge.…

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WHAT CAN A WILL DO FOR YOU?

It is a common misconception that estate planning is only for those with considerable wealth or those who have reached the latter stages of life. In truth, estate planning can bring numerous benefits to a vast array of people. Reluctance over estate planning places your final wishes at risk and could put undue stress on your family members.…

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HERE ARE THE COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI CONVICTION

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense with dire consequences. Depending on the severity of the offense, a DUI conviction can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, a fine or even jail time. However, these are only the direct consequences of a DUI conviction. A DUI conviction may also carry a number of collateral…

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What should you do if your child gets in trouble with the law?

If your child gets into trouble with the police because of committing a crime or offense, it’s important that you know what to do. As a parent, the way you react and handle this situation will have a significant impact on the outcome. Before your child ever gets into trouble, it’s smart for you to talk to them…

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What is estate planning fraud, and how can I avoid it?

When you create an estate plan, your goal is to ensure that your wishes will be honored when you pass on and that the probate process will be as stress-free as possible. Ideally, a properly written will and other estate planning tools can help address most questions and potential controversies during the probate process. But what happens when…

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EVEN AN ADULT MAY BE TOO YOUNG TO GET AN INHERITANCE DIRECTLY

One tactic to keep someone from getting an inheritance as soon as you pass away is to put it in a trust. When you die, the money is then put in the trust, and the trustee has the job of giving the money to that individual at a certain point. This is often done when an heir is a minor…

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