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Accomplished Raleigh Estate Planning Attorneys Securing the Financial Future of Families Throughout North Carolina
Planning for your future may not seem as exciting as it initially sounds but it can be one of the most beneficial things you do in your life, for yourself and for your family. Families can be complex, especially if you have a large one. It may be important to continue your legacy long after you have passed away by setting up an estate plan that protects your wealth and ensures your family is well taken care of and protected in the long run. These plans consist of various legal tools that can fulfill pressing needs that you want to ensure are accounted for. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, health care plans, and more can be planned out with the help of an estate law attorney. Reach out to our law firm as soon as you can so we can get started putting together an efficient plan for you.
How May We Help You?
No matter what aspect of estate planning, estate administration, and probate you need assistance with, our team of estate planning lawyers can help you craft a plan that works for you and administer an estate with ease.
What Does Estate Planning Consist Of?
Estate planning is broad and encompasses a variety of legal tools, documents, and methods meant to provide you with financial security, protection, and a strategy that will help your family following your death. The common core aspects of estate planning include:
- Wills: Whether it’s a traditional last will and testament or the more flexible living wills, wills are the backbone of many estate plans for our clients.
- Trusts: Trusts can be set up for many different needs including giving you the eligibility to be on Medicaid, protecting your assets, retirement plan, and life insurance policies from creditors, and minimizing the impact taxes have on your assets.
- Powers of Attorney: Through various powers of attorney including health care power of attorney, you can designate someone you trust to act on your behalf in case you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
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Both locally and nationally, our team of trusted estate planning attorneys has years of combined experience and can provide you with unparalleled support whether you are simply trying to establish an effective plan or need assistance administering an estate.
How Do I Find a Good Estate Planning Attorney?
Estates may end up relying on the effective planning of a lawyer to save time and money in the future. Finding a law firm with experienced estate planning attorneys can make your life easier. Whether you have financial and family goals that you want to have protected or you want to optimize your assets to get the most out of them, our lawyers can provide you with the service you need to feel confident about your estate moving forward. A good estate planning lawyer should have an understanding of every aspect of estate planning including how to handle important estate documents, help executors and trustees fulfill their duties, help clients with health care powers of attorney, and more. Our law firm has the team of lawyers you need, with the experience you need, to make sure your estate and its affairs are in order while you’re still here and long after you have passed away.
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How Much Does It Cost to Have an Attorney Prepare a Will?
The cost of preparing a valid will can vary from attorney to attorney. While you aren’t required to hire a lawyer to draft and prepare a will, you may want to consider doing so to avoid any serious mistakes. Wills must be valid in order for your will to be used during probate. Sometimes, a probate judge can rule against the validity of your will because of simple mistakes that you made while creating it. This is why hiring a lawyer can not only save your family precious time but can also save them significant money in the long run. An attorney can provide you with the assistance you need to draft a valid will and even modify your will after it has been created. We understand that circumstances may change in your life that require you to alter your will. We can take care of that and any other will-related issues for you.
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How Can Thomas-Walters Assist Me Through the Estate Planning Process?
With an estate planning attorney by your side, you can rest assured that your assets, properties, and family will be well taken care of. Families around the country have benefitted greatly from estate planning. Let us help you build one that protects all you have worked for to ensure your family gets to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Thomas-Walters, PLLC’s location is about 4 miles away from Leesville Community Park, about 15 minutes away from Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park, and about 7 miles away from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is 8 minutes away from our Raleigh law location. For your planning, administration, and probate-related needs, trust us to give you the service you deserve. Contact us in Raleigh today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced estate planning attorneys by calling (919) 424-8277.