Andrew D. Atherton is an attorney in the law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.,... more
Andrew D. Atherton is an attorney in the law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., where his practice focuses on developing and implementing comprehensive personal estate plans, assisting clients in navigating the estate administration and probate process, advising client on how to deal with the costs of long term care, asset preservation, insurance coverage, Social Security, Medicare, Medica... view profile
Attention and Intention - two words that steer my personal and professional... more
Attention and Intention - two words that steer my personal and professional direction. Being a family member, first as a daughter, sister, and then mother and mate, has fortified the meaning behind these words for me and actually transforms their importance from words to purpose. I take the positions I hold in my family and in my community to heart and in this way, nothing has given me greate... view profile
Steve has been with the Van Winkle Law Firm since coming to Asheville in 1992.His... more
Steve has been with the Van Winkle Law Firm since coming to Asheville in 1992.His practice emphasizes trust and estate disputes and fiduciary related claims.In addition, Steve handles guardianship matters, wrongful death and personal injury claims, commercial litigation and other complex matters.Steve is also a certified mediator and mediates a wide variety of cases.
Hello, my name is Cheryl David. I'm an estate planning and elder law attorney based... more
Hello, my name is Cheryl David. I'm an estate planning and elder law attorney based in Greensboro, NC. My mission is to provide residents of North Carolina with qualitylegal advice. When you visit or callmy office,l will make sure that youarecomfortableand understandimportantconceptssuch asMedicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, end of life care,estat... view profile
With more than 20 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped... more
With more than 20 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped hundreds of North Carolinians with estate planning, trust and estate administration, planning for children and adults with special needs, business succession planning and business transactions, and family charitable and philanthropic counseling. Mark’s work involves elements of teaching, strategic analysis and plann... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.