Raleigh Foundation Estate Planning Lawyer Helping Families Prepare For the Unexpected
It’s important to make sure that there is a plan in place that will protect and provide for you and your loved ones in the event that something unexpected happens. Estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy–it’s for anyone who deeply cares about their loved ones and what happens to them in the future.
It’s never too early to start preparing for the unexpected. If you’re ready to start, contact the experienced foundation estate planning lawyers at NC Planning. We will guide you through the process of creating a custom estate planning strategy that suits your unique needs.
Why Is Foundation Estate Planning Important?
Every family can benefit from estate planning. No matter how much you may have or not have, creating an estate plan is in your best interests. Although no one wants to think about something unexpected and tragic happening, the fact is that an accident can happen when you least expect it, so it’s important to be prepared and plan for the worst.
Foundation estate planning is a continuous process. As you grow older and the circumstances in your life change, so should your estate plan. For example, you may acquire new assets or welcome new beneficiaries to the family. If this happens, you will need to update your estate plan to reflect these changes.
How Can Our Estate Planning Attorneys Help?
Our skilled attorneys can help with a wide range of estate planning services. Some of the many roles and responsibilities we take on include:
- Create a personalized estate plan that outlines how your assets will be distributed and to whom after your death.
- Make sure that the minors in your family are taken care of by appointing a guardian and/or trustee to manage their finances.
- Make sure you have appointed trusted individuals to make health care and financial decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
- Create a thorough and comprehensive estate plan that will help your loved ones avoid legal disputes after your death.
- If possible, create an estate plan that will help your loved ones avoid going through the time-consuming and stressful probate process after your death.
- Minimize the estate taxes that will be imposed on your loved ones after your death.
Take the first step towards preparing for the future by consulting with our estate planning attorneys today.
What Does A Foundation Estate Plan Include?
Everyone’s situation is unique, so the documents that are in an estate plan will vary on a case-by-case basis as well. But some of the most common types of estate planning documents include:
- Last Will & Testament
- Health Care & Financial Power of Attorney
- Health Care Consent For Children
- Living Will
Last Will & Testament
Drafting a last will and testament will ensure that you have control over how your assets are distributed after your death. If you have minor children, you can also appoint a guardian in your last will and testament. This individual will be responsible for caring for your children in the event of your untimely death.
Healthcare & Financial Power of Attorney
These documents will appoint certain individual(s) to make important health care and/or financial decisions on your behalf if you become temporarily or permanently disabled. This way, you can ensure that someone you trust is making these decisions for you.
Health Care Consent for Children
A health care consent document gives certain individual(s) the power to make important health care decisions for your children if you are unable to do so.
A living will outlines exactly what you would like your family to do in the event that you are in need of continued life support. Creating this document ensures you get to decide how to handle this unfortunate situation. This way, your family will not be forced to make this incredibly difficult decision on their own.
This is not a comprehensive list of estate planning documents. To learn what documents you will need in your estate plan, meet with our attorneys today.
Schedule A Consultation to Discuss Your Estate Planning Needs Today
The estate planning attorneys at NC Planning make it easy for you to plan for the worst case scenario and ensure your loved ones are protected and taken care of after your death. Your lawyer will work with you to understand your goals and develop a foundation estate planning that will help you achieve them.
Our estate planning lawyers are here to help. Give us a call at (919) 900 4720 to schedule your appointment today.