Cary Estate Planning Lawyer Helping Clients Prepare For the Future
Estate planning entails more than merely drafting a will, and it’s something that everyone should consider. If you have loved ones who rely on you, it’s probably time to start planning your estate. To do it right, you will want to consult with a Cary estate planning attorney at NC Planning.
The right estate planning attorney can help you make sure that your instructions are carried out when that time comes. Estate planning should be a priority for business owners, families, and for anyone who plans to provide for loved ones.
Proper estate planning requires the right estate planning attorney and the creation of several precise and detailed legal documents. Good estate planning also creates advance directives – medical and financial powers-of-attorney – to deal with unexpected circumstances as they arise.
What Can Happen Without an Estate Plan?
If you don’t have an estate plan, you won’t get to decide what happens to your assets after your death. Instead, the court will get to make these decisions for you. The right attorney will make sure that does not happen. A good estate planning lawyer will explain your options and answer your estate planning questions.
The best estate plans take time and thoughtful consideration. Circumstances change over time, so it’s also important to review your estate plan regularly. An attorney at NC Planning can guide you through the process of creating an estate plan that fits your needs.
Should You Choose A Will Or A Living Trust?
A last will and testament transfers your estate to your beneficiaries after your death. If you are the parent of a minor child, your will should also name the person who becomes their guardian in the event of your death.
If you choose a last will and testament rather than a living trust, have an attorney at NC Planning help you create that document. Many people who write their own wills forget to include vital details or valuable assets such as vehicles, works of art, collectibles, and jewelry.
A living trust does more than a last will and testament. A well-drafted living trust can ensure that if you become incapacitated, your properties and assets will be managed according your wishes.
What Advantages Does A Living Trust Offer?
Like a last will and testament, a living trust also transfers assets to your beneficiaries upon your death. The difference is that if you have prepared a living trust, your estate can avoid probate. This means your loved ones won’t have to deal with the time-consuming and stressful probate process after your death. A living trust won’t have to clear the courts, which means your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries quickly after your death.
What’s best for you? If you’re not sure, an estate planning lawyer at NC Planning can help you decide. NC Planning offers trusted estate planning services to families and business owners throughout North Carolina.
We Help You Maintain Your Estate Plan Over Time
To avoid any misunderstandings, the legal team at NC planning will ensure that the language in your will or living trust spells out everything plainly and precisely. Our strategy for solving problems is to keep them from becoming problems by providing solutions ahead of time.
Once you have established a living trust or a last will and testament, you may benefit from additional planning – such as tax planning or asset protection planning.
NC Planning maintains an ongoing relationship with our clients to ensure that over time, your estate plan continues to benefit you and your family and protect your properties and assets.
Our legal team can review your situation, explain your estate planning options, and help you create the legal documents that are the basis of an effective and successful estate plan. We provide creative, cost-effective, and ongoing estate planning solutions.
Now is the Time to Start Planning Your Estate
At NC Planning, our legal team’s top priority is helping you create the plan that you and your family need for the future. To learn more about our services, or to meet with an estate planning attorney, call NC Planning at (919) 900-4720, or complete the contact form here on our website.
Our offices are located at 5640 Dillard Drive, Suite 101, in Cary. NC Planning also has offices in Raleigh located at 4801 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200. It is never too soon to begin planning for your loved ones and their future. A Cary estate planning attorney at NC Planning can help.