Commonly referred to as ‘Estate Planning,’ the practice of legally securing your interests after you have passed or become incapacitated is one of the most important things an individual can do to protect their families. It’s easy to think you have plenty of time; in fact, about 55 percent of Americans do not have a Will in place. Did you know that without a Will, the State determines how to distribute your assets? Don’t leave these important decisions to the state of North Carolina. A Will and/or Trust can ensure your desires to take care of your family after your passing will be guaranteed. A Will or Trust can be as simple or as complex as your individual desires require. Knowing that your family is taken care of will not only provide you peace of mind, but will ensure your grieving family will not have to fight with the State immediately after you are gone.
However, Estate Planning is not limited to just your assets. There are many different ways you can ensure your desires and beliefs are followed even if you no longer capable of expressing them. At a point where you may no longer be able to communicate or your mental faculties have become limited, certain legal documents can activate protecting your interests at a point where you may no longer be able.
The following is a list of the many areas of Estate Planning representation we offer:
- Pet Trusts
- Trust Administration
- Estate Administration
- Power of Attorney
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Living Will/Advanced HealthCare Directive
In most cases, you can save your estate money in the long run by securing your interests through Estate Planning now. Contact our office for a consultation. We will spend the time discussing your desires and advise you which legal steps will most help you protect your interests in the future.