March Newsletter – 2021

THE HAPPY LAWYER TIMESMarch, 2021Happy spring!  Inside this issue:
Why you need an estate plan
10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor
Who is St Patrick?
We are open for appointments for all of your estate planning, real estate and small business needs.  We now offer virtual /zoom appointments as well as in person appointments.  So give us a call – the mini loaves are calling your name.Don’t be trusting the luck of the Irish with your estate planning needs.  You need to make sure you have a well thought out estate plan in place for when you die. With an estate plan, you get to control who gets your property.  You get to control who distributes your property and admits your will to probate.  And, you can even control how and when a person receives their inheritance.

If you do not have an estate plan in place, the State of North Carolina has one for you called the Intestacy Statute.  What is an Intestacy Statute?  This statute determines who receives your property based on your marital status, whether you have children and whether your parents are alive.

Curious about NC’s intestacy statute?  Here’s what happens if you do not have a will. Don’t like North Carolina’s estate plan for you life?  Then contact us for a free consultation to see how we can create a better estate plan for you!Why is the owner selling?
What is the market like?
What is the property worth?
How much are property taxes?
Is the Seller flexible on price?
Are there any disclosures?
How long has the house been on the market?
How often has the property been sold?
When do the sellers have to move?
Where is the paperwork on the mechanical systems?

Contact us for all of your real estate closing needs.Who is St. Patrick?
 St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. But did you know that St. Patrick was not born in Ireland nor was Irish?  St. Patrick was born in Scotland or Wales (depending on which scholar you ask).  He was kidnapped into slavery when he was 16 and escaped at the age of 22.  He then went traveled to an English monastery where he stayed for 12 years.

St. Patrick spent most of his adult life converting the pagans of Ireland to Christianity.  He is a Catholic saint who died on March 17th. Hence, St. Patrick’s Day was born.

Interestingly, from 1903 – 1970, Irish Law declared St. Patrick’s Day to be a religious observance day, so all pubs had to be closed.  In 1970, the law was repealed.  Green beer flowed a-plenty.
Did you know Kristen Mackintosh, The Happy Lawyer, presents a webinar every month?  The webinars are held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon.  

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The Happy Lawyer’s March webinar will be on why you need estate planning:  Leapin Leprechauns:  Who Will Get Your Pot of Gold?  Sign up here:

Webinar will be held via zoom on March 31, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.