A joint bank account can be an effective estate planning tool, particularly for individuals hoping that their heirs can avoid the probate process. Nonetheless, caution is warranted. Costly and traumatic family disputes can arise over the use – and abuse – of accounts held jointly between two or more family members, especially when one member […]
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The Durable Power of Attorney under the New N.C. Law
Issues surrounding the execution and validity of powers of attorney can dramatically impact litigation, especially when a party is adjudicated incompetent. When this happens, questions about the validity of the document inevitably arise, and occasionally the motives of the agent acting on behalf of an incapacitated party come into question. It doesn’t help that the […]
Jason Miller and Jeff Monroe named to 2016 Legal Elite list.
Miller & Monroe PLLC is pleased to announce that partners Jason A. Miller and Jeffrey R. Monroe were selected to the 2016 Legal Elite list by Business North Carolina magazine in the Litigation and Young Guns categories, respectively. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Miller has been honored by Business North Carolina magazine. […]
Why it makes business sense to hire a small firm.
Many corporate clients have large firms on retainer ready to handle their day-to-day corporate and litigation needs. Large firms typically offer a gray-haired partner to manage the client, while using young associates to perform the majority of the work. This can create a false sense of security for the client that their conversations are with […]