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Why Title Insurance is so Important

June is National Insurance month! One of the most undervalued and overlooked types of insurance is title insurance. Buying a home is the largest investment that most people will make in their lives. In order to protect your investment, it is essential that title insurance be purchased. Title…

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This Independence Day: The American Rule vs. The English Rule

In July, we proudly celebrate all things America! Few American traditions are as important – and often unknown – to our clients as the American Rule (for attorney’s fees). In contrast with the English Rule, which provides that the losing party in litigation pays the prevailing party’s attorney’s fees, the…

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Renovations of New Location!

Renovations are under way at the new building! Here are some pictures after substantial demo. This move will be a homecoming of sorts as Kizer & Black got its start almost 50 years ago just across the street at the old Blount National Bank building. More pictures to follow as the transformation…

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October is Long Term Care Planning month

October is Long Term Care Planning month. Statistics suggest that at least 70% of those over the age of 65 will need some sort of long term care services at some point. This doesn’t always mean that person is headed to the nursing home, and contrary to popular belief, nursing homes don’t “take” houses.…

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May is National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Care month! While many of our estate planning and elder clients come see us primarily expecting to prepare for death through a will or trust, it is just as important to prepare for your incapacity. Do you have a Power of Attorney and advance directives for health care? Does…

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Leadership Blount Class of 2017

Congratulations to K&B's Carlos Yunsan and the rest of the Class of 2017 for graduating from Leadership Blount! LB is a great program that makes a lasting impact on its graduates.

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A Note about Homeowner Associations by Melanie E. Davis

A large part of my practice involves representing homeowners’ associations and condominium owners’ associations. One question that I am frequently asked is whether homeowners’ associations actually have legal authority to enforce deed Restrictions such as, for example, a prohibition on clothes lines…

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Do I need a will or a trust? What about a power of attorney?

There are several estate planning “bases” that we recommend that everyone should have covered. For example, it is important that we have the right document, whether a will or a trust, to dictate what happens with our assets after we’re gone and to name the person who will administer our estates. Also,…

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