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Clients seek our help when a family member is ill and they’re worried about losing everything to end of life care. They seek our help when a family member has passed away and they want someone to guide them through the process and they seek our advice and services when they want to create a plan to protect their family and avoid court and unnecessary taxes when they are no longer here.
Cheryl David began her career in law as a litigator, switching her emphasis to estate planning after an event that changed the way she looked at life. In 1996 she was chosen by famed trial attorney Gerry Spence to attend his Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. While at the college, she spent six weeks learning the art of litigation from the greatest trial attorney in the country, honing her skills, and ultimately zeroing in on what she wanted to accomplish in life. It was then that she realized that while she enjoyed the fast pace and challenge of trial work, she disliked the time it took away from her family and personal life. Shortly thereafter, Ms. David decided to have a third child and shift her focus exclusively to estate planning, an area of the law that she always had been drawn to and felt would afford her the opportunity to truly help others.
Born into a family of attorneys, (her grandfather was an estate planning attorney and her father continues to practice law), Ms. David finished law school in 1986, and then went to work for a Baltimore litigation firm. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission later hired her as a Federal Judge to hear discrimination cases against the government. In 1989 she established a general practice with two other attorneys. Two years later, she and one of her partners left and opened their own practice.
Ms. David continued to work with a partner for the next four years and then founded the Law Offices of Cheryl David in 1995. She concentrates exclusively on estate planning and devotes herself to providing unmatched legal advice and services to her clientele. A member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Ms. David also belongs to the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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- The Difference between Caretaking and Caregiving
- Why Middle Class Families Need an Estate Plan
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- When a Grandparent Needs to Take a Legal Parent’s Role
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- Beware of the Eldercare Cliff
- A History of Estate Planning – The Long View
- Getting Old Costs A Lot
- What You Should Know about Divorce and Beneficiary Designations
- What Should You Know Before Making a Will?
- Understanding Trusts: Varieties
- Living Will Registries – 3 Questions
- Protecting Your Nest Egg From Extended Care Costs
- Do You Need to Register Your Will? 3 Questions About Will Registries
- Lonely Elderly Americans More Likely to Die
- 3 Reasons Why You May Want to Skip Retirement
- Significant State Differences in Medicaid Thresholds
- Update Your Will, But Carefully
- Part-Time Options for the Retired
- Facing the Hard Estate Planning Questions
- Your Letter of Final Instruction – 3 Questions
- Terminal Illness and Finances – 3 Tips
- The King of Rock and Roll – Now In Hologram Form
- Time Running Out for Gift Tax Exemption
- Estate Planning Tips For The Soon-To-Be Divorced