Jackie Bedard

Jackie Bedard

  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Jackie Bedard’s estate and long term care planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated, often confusing, maze of balancing family protection, long-term care planning, wealth preservation, and cherished family values in the planning process.

Jackie determined early on that traditional estate planning has primarily focused on what happens upon death, but a far more pressing concern for many families today is—what happens if you don’t die suddenly, but instead need long term care for several months or years? A comprehensive estate and long term care plan should address both of these concerns.

Jackie is a member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel (national organizations of attorneys committed to client-centered estate planning and elder care planning), a board of director member of the North Carolina chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a member of the Medicaid Planning Network. Locally, Jackie is on the board of trustees of Hospice of Wake County Foundation, the board of directors of local non-profit the Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center, and she is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association. More recently, Jackie was named one of Cary Magazine’s 2015 Movers & Shakers. Selections were based on professionals impacting Wake County, both now and for the future. In October 2015, Jackie received a Superb 10.0 rating by Avvo, a legal rating system as a Top Attorney for Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Jackie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated law school magna cum laude in the top 7% of her class at the University of Richmond, School of Law.

Jackie resides in Cary with her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Nala and Nelly. Jackie also enjoys CrossFit, reading, cooking, music, and more.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (2006)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. (2002)
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Videos
Won't The Government Just Take Care Of the Nursing Home Bill? Not Necessarily. Medicare and Medicaid Basics, Easily Explained. You Can Have The Best Quality Of Care Possible And Live Life On Your Own Terms. Long Term Care Planning Is Not Necessarily Just Nursing Home Care! 3 Reasons To Take Control Of Your Long Term Care Planning

Won't The Government Just Take Care Of the Nursing Home Bill? Not Necessarily. Medicare and Medicaid Basics, Easily Explained. You Can Have The Best Quality Of Care Possible And Live Life On Your Own Terms. Long Term Care Planning Is Not Necessarily Just Nursing Home Care!

We always advise our clients to plan on time because when they don't need care yet, we usually have more options available to us, and we often can protect almost all of the assets. But if someone ALREADY NEEDS care, it doesn't mean it's too late! If you or a loved one is already in a nursing home, you need to work with a qualified elder law attorney to help you with Medicaid Planning. It's Never Too Late For Medicaid Or Long Term Care Planning!

We always advise our clients to plan on time because when they don't need care yet, we usually have more options available to us, and we often can protect almost all of the assets. But if someone ALREADY NEEDS care, it doesn't mean it's too late! If you or a loved one is already in a nursing home, you need to work with a qualified elder law attorney to help you with Medicaid Planning.

The Alzheimer's Planning Center is a special division of Carolina Family Estate Planning devoted to helping individuals and families impacted by cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease live the best lives possible through our unique Memory Safeguard Planning. North Carolina’s Alzheimer's Planning Center | CFEP

The Alzheimer's Planning Center is a special division of Carolina Family Estate Planning devoted to helping individuals and families impacted by cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease live the best lives possible through our unique Memory Safeguard Planning.

We are different, starting with the fact that we recognize you're busy, your life is evolving, and when everything is said and done, you want to know you've made the best decisions for your family and that your plan will work when your loved ones need it the most. From the very beginning, our practice is based on relationships. Every one of our clients is unique and has personal goals and objectives. Before we even start to plan, our focus is entirely on learning about you and your goals. North Carolina’s Trusted Estate Planning Team | CFEP

We are different, starting with the fact that we recognize you're busy, your life is evolving, and when everything is said and done, you want to know you've made the best decisions for your family and that your plan will work when your loved ones need it the most. From the very beginning, our practice is based on relationships. Every one of our clients is unique and has personal goals and objectives. Before we even start to plan, our focus is entirely on learning about you and your goals.

How Can You Protect Your Children From Lawsuits, Creditors, Divorce, And Remarriage? Protect Your Child's Inheritance From Divorce

How Can You Protect Your Children From Lawsuits, Creditors, Divorce, And Remarriage?

It is common that one or both spouses in a second marriage have children from prior relationships or have assets accumulated before this new engagement. Here are 3 Reasons Why Blended Families Need To Have Great Estate Planning in Place. Reasons Why Blended Families Need A Great Estate Planning

It is common that one or both spouses in a second marriage have children from prior relationships or have assets accumulated before this new engagement. Here are 3 Reasons Why Blended Families Need To Have Great Estate Planning in Place.

Contact & Map
Carolina Family Estate Planning
201 Commonwealth Ct #100
Cary, NC 27511
Telephone: (919) 443-3035
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