Nothing is more important to you than protecting your loved ones. Too often, people associate estate planning with death. While the end result may be a seemless transition of your estate to your loved ones, proper planning can help protect your family during your lifetime and in the event of an unfortunate accident which leaves you incapacitated.
Provide for the Protection of your Children
What will happen to your children if you and your spouse are in an accident while they are being cared for by a babysitter or neighbor? With a well-drafted will, you can appoint permanent guardians for your children in the event of your untimely passing and take that decision away from the Courts - saving heartache and a potential fight between your relatives.
Avoid or Minimize the Burden of Probate
The last thing you want is to leave your family with the burden and unfamiliarity of probate after losing a loved one. With our Estate and Wealth Planning Session, we can help you determine what is most important to you and choose the best course of action to provide for the best interests of your loved ones. Whether you want a simple transfer of all of your assets to your spouse, or a more complex trust-based plan to avoid probate altogether, StephensonLaw can help provide piece of mind and protection for you and your loved ones. Contact one of our knowledgeable estate planning attorneys to schedule your Estate and Wealth Planning Session.
Make the Tough Decisions so your Family Doesn't Have To
Giving your family clear, written directions regarding your end-of-life wishes can save them from the anguish and heartbreak of making those decisions themselves. It also ensures that you get the medical treatment you want, and not what your family or physician thinks you may want. A Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney from StephensonLaw will allow you to make these decisions yourself, or appoint someone who is prepared to do the same, and ease the burden on your family after an accident or illness.
Provide Structured Support for your Loved Ones
It's not always in your family's best interest to receive a one-time distribution of your assets after your death, or, if your children are minors, when they turn 18 years old. Trust-based estate planning allows you to structure your family's support in a way that will maximize the benefit of your estate and reduce the risk that your wealth will you used irresponsibly. By appointing a trustee for your assets, you can direct how your estate should be paid to your children and provide for long-term support including college planning. StephensonLaw can help you design a Trust that will be best suited for the structured support of your family after you're gone.
Trust StephensonLaw with your Estate Planning Needs
By utilizing our Estate and Wealth Planning Session, StephensonLaw can assist you with your estate planning needs in North Carolina, whether your estate is large or small. We can advise whether your Estate and Wealth Plan should include trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney, or more complicated estate planning techniques. In settling your estate or the estate of a loved one, our attorneys can assist the Executor to whatever degree necessary. Our firm is committed to providing top quality estate administration services with an attitude of care, understanding, and respect for your loved ones. Let StephensonLaw help provide piece of mind and protection for you and your loved ones. For more information on the Estate Planning services offered by StephensonLaw, visit our sister site: www.caryestateplanning.com.