North Carolina Wills – Durham Estate Planning Law Firm
Let Our Knowledgeable and Experienced Wills Lawyers Be Your Guide
A Will, while daunting to many, is a chance for you to ensure that your family is protected, and your assets are securely passed from one generation to the next. It is unfortunate that many people believe that the Intestate Succession Act, the series of statutes and laws that govern what happens when someone dies without a Will, is a fair and reasonable bet.
At Pierce Law Group, we pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ goals and developing a plan that provides value to the client and their families, oftentimes for generations to come. And at the heart of most well-written estate plans is a Will.
Now, I am sure you have heard the term “Will” and maybe you have a basic Will, but let’s take a moment to define what a Will actually is and, more importantly, what it does. The legal term for a Will is a “Last Will and Testament” which is just fancier legal jargon for the documents that will outline your wishes for how your property and assets will be distributed after your death.
A Will is designed for the purposes of outlining your desires for who you want to be “in-charge” of the legacy you leave behind for your loved ones and how you want your property and assets distributed.
Of course, this is just a general overview of what a Will is and what it does, but it can be more or less complex depending on a variety of factors (which is why you may want to consider talking to a trusted Estate Planning lawyer. The complexity of a Will may increase due to factors such as the size of your family, prior marriages, adoptions, real estate, and the value of your estate, for example.
Should I Hire A Lawyer to Create a Will?
The simple answer is yes! Without getting into the complexities of dying without a Will in North Carolina or the issues that may be presented by purchasing a low-cost online-Will, hiring a lawyer is a sound and prudent investment into protecting your assets and your loved ones.
It is worth comparing the hiring of an estate planning lawyer to the purchasing of car insurance – no one drives off the lot in a new car hoping to get into a terrible and costly accident. You buy protection in the form of insurance. The same logic applies to finding and hiring the right lawyer to create a Will. No one hopes that their family gets entangled into a complex web of litigation and legal disputes, but you buy protection in the form of an estate plan…
Ultimately a Will is an important document because it allows you to clearly define what you own and want to happen after your death. Without these clear instructions, the state will be the one making determinations for what should happen with your property and assets on your behalf which is often incongruent with your desires.
Contact Our Durham Estate Planning Attorneys Today
Whether you need help creating an estate plan, updating an existing plan, or simply reviewing your current plan from another state, our team of passionate estate planning lawyers can ensure that your family is covered. Contact us at (919) 584-5556 or schedule a meeting by clicking the link below.