To better assist our clients in realizing their dreams and planning for their future, we have focused our practice in the following areas:
Buying a home or beginning a commercial endeavor can be an exciting time. By choosing the right legal counsel to assist with this process, dreams can become reality. But before you sign an agreement of sale, you should ask an attorney to look it over and tell you if it protects your interests. You should also talk to an attorney to see if the transaction can be handled on your time schedule.
At Jordan and Jordan, we've helped families buy primary residences, second homes, or land upon which to build their dream homes. We've helped families refinance to take advantage of low interest rates to reduce debt loads. And we've helped commercial investors purchase land, develop properties, and sell lots.
At Jordan and Jordan, the client is truly our customer, and we look after your interests.
Contact us today if you're ready to move on a particular home or piece of land here in the High Country of Ashe County.
(For more detailed information on the Real Estate Work that we do (including Real Estate Closings Made Easy), please call our office at 336-846-1657).
Wills and Trusts
For our clients who have modest estates not requiring sophisticated estate planning, a simple will, trust, and power of attorney might be sufficient to meet their goal of preserving their family's financial future.
Everyone should have a will for these important reasons: Without one, state law determines who gets your property (and it may not be who you would have chosen) and a judge may decide who will raise your children (again, imagine the consequences). A will can ensure that those decisions are made by you.
If you have been concerned about issues in the news recently regarding what happens to someone who is too ill to make known their own choices, and want to provide for such a contingency, then you may wish to consider a living will and healthcare power of attorney. With these documents, you can ensure that decisions on prolonging life by extraordinary means or artificial hydration or nutrition, or authorizing a physician to withhold these procedures, are made by trusted family members or friends who know your explicit wishes.
Finally, a basic living trust can help you and your estate avoid high probate fees down the road. Other types can help reduce estate taxes or set up long-term property management.
SUMMARY: Whether you prepare these documents with us or another reputable legal services provider, we STRONGLY recommend that you have the following documents in place:
- Financial (Durable) Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- HIPAA Health Care Power of Attorney
(For more detailed information on the Wills and Trust Work that we do, please call our office at 336-846-1657).
Many people do not realize how much of their assets can be consumed by federal and state estate taxes. This unhappy surprise often comes at a very stressful time. However, with proper planning, a greater portion of our clients' financial resources can be passed to the next generation.
The laws governing estate tax are complex and constantly changing. It is imperative that estate plans be made and updated regularly to maximize the lifetime earnings that remain within the family unit.
(For more detailed information on the Estate Administration Work that we do, please call our office at 336-846-1657).
Business Law and Formation
Successful businesses require time, hard work, and perseverance. Protect that business by selecting the appropriate business structure. In addition to liability protection, there are a great many tax consequences that result from the choice of business structure. Finally, many small businesses neglect to develop an exit strategy for the principal; development of such a plan could assure continued prosperity during emergency situations.
(For more detailed information on the Business Law and Business Formation Work that we do, please call our office at 336-846-1657).
Government and Municipal Work
With a number of years experience working in the government sector, the attorneys of Jordan and Jordan are uniquely qualified to offer advice and counsel to local government clients and those seeking results from governmental entities.
(For more detailed information on the Government and Municipal Work that we do, please call our office at 336-846-1657).
A traffic ticket can result in points on your driver’s license and insurance. This simple type of offense can end up costing a lot of money in the long run with increased insurance costs.
Let the team at Jordan and Jordan Law Offices assist you in handling this situation. Depending on the nature of the charge, the client does not have to appear in court, which means a savings of time off from work in addition to the insurance savings.
(For more detailed information on the Traffic Work that we do, please call our office at 336-846-1657).