Do You Need a Divorce Coach?

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When considering a divorce, most people think that they will need a lawyer, and some seek out the help of a therapist. But did you know that there is also a professional, called a certified divorce coach, that can help you through the process? A divorce coach is not a lawyer or a therapist, but […]

The Single Biggest Mistake People Make in Negotiating Their Divorce Settlement

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Today I want to talk about one of the biggest mistakes that I see people make when they are negotiating a divorce settlement with their spouse. And more often than not, this mistake happens when there is a power imbalance in the relationship. In other words, one spouse has always been the “alpha-dog” of the […]

How Do You Know When to End Your Marriage?

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Deciding how and when to end your marriage is an extremely difficult decision and not one that should be taken likely. If you have been married for any length of time, you understand just how difficult marriage can be. So how do you decide whether the fights and struggles and difficulties you are having in […]

How to File for Divorce in Cary, North Carolina

Transcript, “How to File for Divorce in Cary, North Carolina” Hey there, Jim Hart here from the Hart Law Firm. I am a divorce and family law attorney here in Cary, North Carolina, and today I want to talk to you about how to file for divorce. In North Carolina, the process of filing for […]

Last Minute Tax Tips to Reduce Your 2017 Tax Bill [Updated]

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We are almost to the end of 2017, and this year we may have some much bigger changes coming our way in 2018 than in a typical tax year. For that reason, you may want to pay close attention to this post. The reason we have so many changes coming is that Trump’s Tax Reform […]

Privacy and Estate Planning

privacy and estate planning

I’m amazed at the number of clients I have that have not truly considered the privacy implications of their estate plans. From the dawn of time, humans have been concerned about privacy. Privacy keeps us safe from predators, enemies, and even in some cases, our closest friends. But at the same time, many people forget about […]

How Much Can You Gift Someone in One Year?

How Much Can You Gift Someone

A frequently asked estate planning question is, how much can you gift someone in one year? The simple answer is you can give someone as much as you want. But you can’t give an unlimited amount without subjecting yourself to the federal gift tax. Now, before we get into the nuts and bolts of the […]