Estate Planning

The attorneys at Southpark Family know that estate planning means more than simply preparing a will for our clients. Estate planning is about ensuring that our clients, and their families, are prepared to meet whatever the future holds.

No one wants to talk about dying or the possibility of becoming unable to manage their own affairs. The attorneys at Southpark Family Law know how difficult these topics can be. We will walk you through the choices available to you so that you are prepared to protect your family’s future. Our attorneys know that even though they are directly assisting you, our client, we are indirectly helping your loved ones prepare as well.

Everyone needs a will. No matter your level of wealth, you still have income and possessions that you want loved ones to enjoy once you are no longer able to do so. Our attorneys are skilled at walking you through the process of developing a bequest to loved ones.

Property left in a will needs to go through probate. Probate in our judicial system can be difficult and time-consuming, so in some cases, you may want to create a living trust. The attorneys at Southpark Family Law are knowledgeable about the relative merits of wills and trusts. Our attorneys will discuss with you options that may help your loved ones avoid the judicial process once you have passed away, and help you create an estate plan that is right for your needs.

Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to your property after you die; it also involves providing for someone to make decisions for you if you cannot. The pandemic that shut everything down in 2020 opened everyone’s eyes to how unpredictable life can be. It’s important to have advance directives, such as medical and financial powers of attorney, in place so that if you cannot manage your own affairs, someone you trust can do so on your behalf.

Southpark Family Law attorneys have always considered advance directives to be an essential part of estate planning, but now, more than ever, we have realized how precious life is; you likely have as well. Our attorneys will have honest conversations with you about your needs and desires with respect to these advance directives.

Experienced, Compassionate North Carolina Estate Planning Attorneys

Our skilled attorneys are here to be by your side as you make decisions about what happens at the end of your life, or if you become incapacitated. Southpark Family Law’s compassionate, experienced estate planning attorneys will treat you with the respect you deserve as you address these uncomfortable, yet essential, matters. We invite you to contact Southpark Family Law to schedule a consultation and to learn more about protecting yourself and your family with a customized estate plan.