The Happy Layer Times, June 2021

The Happy Lawyer Times, June 2021


June, 2021


Schools out for summer but we are still working hard here at Schweizer & Associates!  We love our clients!

  Inside this issue:

  • June is National Alzheimer’s Month
  • Six Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer
  • Happy Lawyer Corner
  • What’s new at Schweizer & Associates?

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.


Did you know that June is National Alzheimer’s month?  Loving someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult especially when they no longer remember who you are.  

To help you better understand the seven stages of Alzheimer’s, check out our latest blog post.  In this post, we illustrate the seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease through the eyes of seven fictional characters. 

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Do not wait until you are in a position where you can no longer make medical decisions on your behalf.  You need to have a Health Care Power of Attorney in place BEFORE you need it.  Otherwise, it may be too late.   

Did you know that summer can be a great time to sell your home? Buyers with children want to purchase a home before school starts. 

Yes, this has been a great market for sellers.  But, it never hurts to increase your odds of selling your home.  We found these six tips for selling your home in the summer.  We cannot emphasize curb appeal enough.  Think about it.  Your front lawn is the first thing a potential buyer notices.



Are you thinking about buying a home?  You need to make sure you find a great real estate closing attorney.  And who better to assist you then Kristen Mackintosh, the Happy Lawyer.  Where else can you get hands on service, home baked cookies and a box of baked goods at your closing???

Contact us now. 


The Happy Lawyer Corner
On June 3, 2021, Kristen Mackintosh, The Happy Lawyer, was delighted to present “Let’s Give ‘m Something to Taco About:  Choosing the Right Entity for Your Small Business” at the Small Business Expo.  And yes, Kristen explained what tacos have to do with choosing your small business entity!.  

Father’s Day is coming up soon.  If you are still struggling for a Father’s Day gift idea, why not an estate plan?  Nothing says I love you more than protecting your loved ones.

And, in honor of Father’s Day, you will not want to miss this month’s webinar “What’s in Your Tool Box:  The Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning.”  In this webinar, you will learn the basic estate planning documents everyone needs. You will also learn why you need these documents.

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Webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 30 2021 at 12:00 p.m. via zoom.  Replays will be available on our youtube channel and our website.


We are always up to something here at Schweizer & Associates. 

We’ve added more staff.  We now have two paralegals:  Samantha Heeley and Julia Gillies.  Stop by and say “hi!” 


Samantha Heeley graduated from UNCW in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensic Science. Before coming to join Schweizer & Associates she worked as a paralegal in criminal, family, and traffic law. She has experience in legal research, customer service, and project management.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys running her small businesses for various art endeavors that include wood burning, photography, and painting. She has been published several times in a few North Carolina photography magazines and is eager to further her artistic ventures. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, at museums, and at art festivals, as well as spending time with her friends, family, and pets.


Julia A. Gillies graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2020 (go Tar Heels!) with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a minor in Computer Science. During her time at UNC, Julia enjoyed volunteering to serve the community mainly through the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and NCPIRG’s environmental campaigns. She has experience in legal research, consulting services, and the nonprofit industry.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exercising, and trying out new hobbies. 

The cookies are back!  Yes, now that COVID is ending, we have brought back the homemade cookies.  When you come to our office, you will be able to sample fresh, homemade cookies.  The cookies change every week…. 

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.  

Did you miss last month’s webinar?  No worries. You can watch it here:


After watching the webinar, don’t forget to snag your free copy of Stop Those Scammers workbook.

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