While this topic is one that many people tend to steer clear from, legal steps must be taken in the form of estate planning to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of when you are no longer here. Regardless of the size of your estate, you want to make sure that your wishes are carried out just as you would, if you were here to do so. Designating beneficiaries and determining your course of medical care should not be put in the hands of family members or a judge. It is up to you to make this process as simple as possible, for those that you love and care for.
An estate plan can take many forms that include various types of wills and power of attorney documents. It can also minimize estate, gift and income taxes and provide money for children that may be under the age of 18 at your time of death. An estate plan offers a “peace of mind” for all those involved, so that you know your loved ones are taken care of.
Probate and estate administration issues can feel overwhelming for people unfamiliar with this area of law. Jolly Williamson Attorneys at Law helps people throughout North Carolina to ease the burden. To schedule a free consultation, call our Louisburg office at 919-496-4152 or contact us online.