& Trust Help
High Point, NC
We will also discuss effective legal strategies to reduce any "death taxes" owed.
Creating a will, and changing it as needed, is a responsibility of adulthood, no matter the size of your estate. Once you have created a will, throughout life it needs to be reviewed to make sure it reflects your most recent situation.
If your life has changed substantially - a new home state, a marriage, a new partner, the disability or incapacity of a loved one, your children growing up - any of those types of changes require you to work with an attorney on a revised will.
I can help you with your original or a revised Last Will and Testament. Your complete estate plan will also include a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney, and a Living Will. I will review and specify the assets to be in your personal property listings, and make sure your desired funeral wishes are covered.
Settlement & Administration
Emotions are intense after the death of a loved one, and the probate process may be burdensome. If you or the administrator of your estate is not experienced with the process, not only can it be overwhelming, but the administrator could be held personally liable for any mistakes made in handling the estate.
Another consideration if both parents are gone is planning how your assets will be distributed once your children reach their majority. You will want to decide a distribution schedule that factors in maturity, education, and any special needs. We can legally design this to fit your situation.
I can help you navigate North Carolina laws regarding various types of adoption that you may be considering:
The earlier you bring in an attorney into the process, the simpler the experience can be for you.