You may have had conversations with your loved ones about who you would like to be responsible for your own personal health care and for the assets in your estate. Unless you have these details outlined in legal documents, however, those conversations alone do little to ease the burden for your loved ones.
A detailed and thoughtful estate plan can help you and your loved ones no matter what age you are. At The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we have helped people from diverse backgrounds, including single people with limited assets, young parents with minor children and individuals of retirement age facing health care concerns.
Preventing And Resolving Disputes With Thoughtful Estate Law Representation
Our primary goal in estate planning, probate and estate administration is to determine our clients' specific goals and to address them comprehensively with consideration for the challenges that many other attorneys often overlook.
For example, many people fail to consider the tax implications of estate gifts as they plan to leave income to their loved ones after they pass away. In these situations, setting up trusts or other asset protection mechanisms can help reduce the amount of taxes your heirs or beneficiaries end up facing as the result of estate gifts.
We also aim to reduce the potential for will contests and other legal disputes that often arise as the result of incomplete or out-of-date estate planning documents. Sometimes people draft these documents early in life, but as they have more children, get divorced, get remarried or acquire new assets, they fail to update them. As a result, many issues become the subject of disputes.
Give yourself and your family peace of mind so they can know your wishes are upheld should anything happen to you. Contact us at The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC to walk through the process and get personal attention from an experienced wills and trusts lawyer. We can be reached online or by telephone at 919-914-0833.