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Estate Planning

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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
Raven Ash, Associate Attorney
Apple Payne Law is excited to announce that Mr. Raven Ash has joined Apple Payne Law as an associate attorney after running his own law firm for nearly half a year. Raven is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was awarded the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award, and achieved [...]
2019 NC Family Law Rising Stars Magazine Header
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the third straight year to the North Carolina Family Law Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to [...]
Ron Payne, 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star North Carolina
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the second straight year to the North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this [...]
Last week, we wrote about David Bowie. This past Sunday, we had the privilege of watching the biggest game of the year, Super Cam Newton celebrating with a young fan Bowl 50, among 15 or so of our family and friends. When it was all said and done, unfortunately my Carolina Panthers lost, but not until [...]

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