Estate Planning in Durham North Carolina
Planning for Every Facet of Your Life
At Pierce Law Group, we understand and appreciate that your family and their legacy is what matters most to you. While some Durham lawyers look at estate planning as a set of important documents, we believe that the time and effort placed into preparing and understanding the needs of our clients is the true estate plan.
Many people fail to appreciate how important having an appropriate as well as reasonable estate plan in place can be until it is too late. Having an estate plan is more than just planning for death. An effective estate plan should also include planning for your lifetime and the possibility of incapacity.
Estate Planning is the process by which you should:
- Provide for yourself and your loved ones regardless of your health;
- Leave your assets and belongings to whomever you wish;
- Minimize family conflict after your death;
- Potentially minimize tax liability and avoid unreasonable and unnecessary legal fees; and
- Support causes that you value most.
Whether you have some ideas of what you want in your estate plan or need help developing a complete plan, our team of experienced estate planning attorneys can help you and your family.
The simplest way to ensure that your property and assets are disbursed after your death pursuant to your wishes is to draft and execute a Will. A Will is a legal document that is specific and declares the transfer of your real and personal property after your death. It may be surprising to learn that most Americans and more specifically, North Carolinians, do not have Wills and upon their death, their property will be distributed according to state statutes.