Estate Law

Preventing And Resolving Disputes With Thoughtful Estate Law Representation

You may have had conversations with your loved ones about who you would like to make responsible for your personal health care and 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.

At Maitland & English Law Firm, PLLC, 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.

Comprehensive Representation, Tailored Services

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aim to reduce the potential for will contests and other legal disputes that often arise as the result of incomplete or out-of-date estate planning documents.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.

Why You Need Help From An Experienced Estate Lawyer

  • Our specialized team of attorneys has years of experience in their respective fields. As your estate law attorney, we can plan and create the trust or estate plan that reduces the chances of conflict while distributing your assets after you.
  • The probate process generally takes nine months to three years to reach any conclusion. This is a way longer period than distributing assets with the help of a living trust. We can help you transfer your assets into the trust to protect your loved ones from the time-consuming probate process after you pass away.
  • Here at Maitland & English Law Firm, PLLC, we stay updated with the new laws, rules and regulations so that we can guide as per the legal standards.
  • We strive to save you thousands of dollars in probate fees and help you avoid estate taxes that may impose on assets transferred in probate.

Contact Our Office For More Information

Give yourself and your family peace of mind, so they can know your wishes are upheld should anything happen to you. Schedule an appointment to get assistance on all estate matters related to your family. Contact us online or call our office at 919-265-0800. We represent clients in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park and all of the surrounding areas.