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Personal Wills Attorney Charlotte NC

Probate Attorney Matthews NC

Personal Wills

A will is the most basic estate-planning tool, and is used to direct the distribution of the decedent’s estate. Other tools, such as trusts, may be useful, depending on the size of the person’s estate and whether there are dependent or disabled loved ones in the picture. Depending on your goals, your estate plan may allow your estate to avoid probate entirely. Do not leave these important issues to chance by allowing the State to decide what happens.

An estate plan begins with a personal will. A will provides instructions and is the most basic estate-planning tool that is used to direct the distribution of the decedent’s estate. Any assets titled in your name must go through your states probate process before they can be distributed to your family members. This process varies from state to state, but it can become expensive with legal fees and court costs. Other tools, such as trusts, may be useful, depending on the size of the person’s estate and whether there are dependent or disabled loved ones in the picture. Depending on your goals, your estate plan may allow your estate to avoid probate entirely. A revocable living trust is often preferred in some families can avoid probate at death, prevent court control, bring all of your assets together in one plan, and can be changed at any time.

Do not leave these important issues to chance by allowing the State to decide what happens. Let us help you ensure that your will complies with state law, provides the best tax advantage, and accounts for your preferences in specific circumstances. We will make sure that you feel more assured that you will stand up in court and that your wishes will be followed through.

Landon A Dunn, Attorney at Law can help you prepare your Personnel Will and Provide advice on any aspect of Estate Planning...

Myths & Facts About Wills

Myth

  • "It's too expensive to have a lawyer make my Will."

Facts

  • Typically the fees for preparing a Will are similar to an accountant's fees for preparing and lodging a personal tax return - with the benefit that a Will doesn't always need to be reviewed every year while a tax return does.
  • You must be at least 18 years old, and of sound mind.
  • It must be signed by the testator with the intent to sign or by a person under his/her direction, and in his/her presence.
  • You must have at least two witnesses sign a North Carolina last will and testament in order for it to be valid.
  • A Will in North Carolina may dispose of property to any beneficiary.
  • North Carolina recognizes written Wills, as well as Holographic Wills(handwritten), and Nuncupative Wills(oral).
  • Dying without a valid and up to date Will would create a financial nightmare for your loved ones.
  • Mistakes you make with a DIY Will kit won't become known until you're gone and it's too late to fix them.
  • Investing a small amount now might save your family thousands later.

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 624 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Suite 300 A Matthews, NC 28105
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