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Joint custody
With everything going on in the world today, it’s important to focus on your child’s well being, along with their health. The current outbreak of COVID 19 has raised many concerns, and as parents, you might be thinking about taking sole physical custody of your child for their well being. However, in times of crisis, [...]
how much does estate planning cost
For most of us, planning for the future might include retirement plans, creating college funds, and other long term financial and life goals. While these are important plans to make, there is another type of planning that’s essential to the well being of your family and loved ones - estate planning.   In short, estate [...]
super lawyer award
It’s important to work with attorneys who you connect with, and who take pride in their work. Some important attributes to consider are compassion, honesty, and dedication. Lawyers who exhibit these qualities and more in their work, they deserved to be recognized for their achievements. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to highlight [...]
Health Care Power of Attorney
When you’re talking to your attorney, and beginning the process of estate planning, you hear a lot of new terms and read legal documents that you might not understand right away. One of the documents your lawyer should recommend completing is a Health Care Power of Attorney. If you’re unsure of their position and responsibilities [...]
Living Will
Having a living will, or advance health care directive, should be a major part of your estate planning. It’s an essential document that will preserve your wishes when you might not be able to share them.   To give you a little more background, a living will is a document that states your wishes in [...]
Writing a Will
Estate planning can be a difficult and sometimes painful process. Nobody likes to think about death, and planning what comes afterward is tough on the individual and their family. However, estate planning and writing a will can create a brighter future for the next generation, and minimize confusion and disagreements between families.     What [...]
Adoption Lawyers

What do Adoption Lawyers do?

If you are planning on adopting a child, you may need an adoption lawyer. This particularly goes for adopting privately rather than from state foster care. Wait times are often shorter for younger children and infants (although they can be longer for older children). If you want to learn more about the role of an [...]
Power of Attorney
If you’ve begun the process of estate planning, you’re probably hearing a lot of new terms, including Power of Attorney. In the midst of all the legal terms, it can be confusing and difficult to understand all the information you’re receiving. This is different from the Health Care Power of Attorney, even if you want [...]
Living Will Winston Salem | Living Will Lawyers

Do I need a Living Will?

Having a living will (also called an advance health care directive, or do-not-resuscitate/DNR), should be a major part of your estate planning.  A Living Will states your wishes in the event you are on life support and can't communicate your end-of-life wishes. A living will only take effect if you're within hours of dying, in [...]
North Carolina Adoption Attorneys

National Adoption Month

Every year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month! At Apple Payne Law, PLLC, we love handling adoption cases.  The yearly event began as a weeklong celebration of adoption awareness in 1976, as a way to promote the need for foster families to take in children in foster care. Over the years, support grew and [...]

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