Monthly Archives: October 2011

Does a Change in the Name of a Beneficiary Require a Change in My Will?

It is not necessary to change her name in your will and trust, although some people prefer to do so in recognition of the marriage.  The marriage certificate or license would show that your daughter is the same person.  However, … Continue reading

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Non-Biolgical Parent Has Standing to Claim Visitation Rights

In the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision of Best v. Gallup (6 September 2011), the Court of Appeals upheld the non-biological parent’s standing to assert a claim for visitation with the minor child.  The Plaintiff (man) and the … Continue reading

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