Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Do I Need a Gun Trust?

With all of the controversy surrounding guns and the Second Amendment, it may be smart to look into a gun trust. What exactly is a gun trust?  It is an arrangement where a separate legal entity i.e., a trust, owns the firearms, instead of the individual. White & Allen, P.A. is excited to announce that we now offer our clients the service of establishing a “gun trust”. Our gun trust is designed to own, possess, and transfer NFA (National Firearms Act of 1934) firearms, non-NFA firearms, and fire-arm related accessories in accordance with, among other federal, state, and local laws, the Gun Control Act and the NFA. Our gun trust is customizable and is intended to hold the foregoing property for the benefit of a beneficiary(ies), while affording the Trustee(s) possessory and use rights over the same. 
Some advantages of using a gun trust currently include: No fingerprinting; No photograph; No Chief Law Enforcement approval; Guidance provided in the trust to beneficiary(ies) and the Trustee(s) to help prevent federal, state, and local firearms violations; Mitigation of legal issues surrounding constructive possession; and Privacy.  Allow us to assist you with your gun trust today! Call us at (252)-527-8000 or email for further assistance.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Health Care Power of Attorney

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a person chosen by you (called your “Health Care Agent”) the power to make decisions pertaining to medical treatment for you if you are unable to do so.
Why would you need a Health Care Power of Attorney?
If you are unable to make your own medical decisions due to mental incompetency, lack of capacity or other circumstances, someone must make those decisions for you. A doctor must determine whether or not you are able to make your own medical decisions. Your Health Care Agent will make those decisions for you. You can advise your Health Care Agent on what treatments and/or procedures you would or would not want. A Health Care Power of Attorney is a way to plan for the unplanned scenarios and emergencies in life. 
Why do I need a lawyer for this?
A lawyer will be able to explain the various powers covered by a Health Care Power of Attorney.  A lawyer will also be able to assist in the proper execution of a Health Care Power of Attorney as well as advise on steps to take once the Health Care Power of Attorney has been signed.
The attorneys of White & Allen, P.A., are ready to counsel and advise you.  Please call  us at (252)-527-8000 or email

Thursday, June 30, 2016

“Will a lawyer help me when my claim is really small?”

          One should not shy away from finding a lawyer based solely on the fact they have a really small claim.  According to G.S. 6-21.1, in personal injury and property damage cases with claims less than $25,000, attorney fees may be included into the court costs, when the defendants refuse to pay reasonable claims. No matter how small the claim, White & Allen may be able to help you.  
          The attorneys of White & Allen, P.A., are ready to listen and counsel you. In those cases where insurance companies and defendants refuse to treat you fairly, the law may provide you with the option of hiring an attorney.  Dont fool yourself just because your claim is small. We are careful researchers and tenacious advocates who enjoy taking on difficult cases. For further information, please call us at (252) 527-8000 or email