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Secure Your Legacy Through A Will

Writing a solid will is the first step toward building every estate plan. Everyone, no matter your age, the size of your estate or where you are in life, should have a will. At Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions, we understand the importance of preserving your legacy. With over 40 years of combined experience, we offer a boutique, client-focused approach to estate planning and wills in Concord, North Carolina.

Our dedication to the local community is unparalleled, and we pride ourselves on providing personalized legal support. We are here to help you safeguard your assets for current and future generations and ensure the financial security and well-being of your loved ones.

Understanding Wills: The Foundation Of Estate Planning

A will is a fundamental legal document that acts as the foundation of any comprehensive estate plan. It outlines your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and the care of any minor children after your passing. It is crucial to have a will to ensure that the court distributes your assets according to your wishes.

A will often includes:

  • Identification of beneficiaries who will inherit your assets
  • Appointment of an executor or personal representative to carry out your wishes
  • Directions for the payment of taxes and debts
  • Specific gifts, such as donations to charity or personal items to loved ones
  • Guardianship appointments for minor children

If you die without a will in North Carolina, the court will make decisions on your behalf regarding the distribution of your estate. The choices the judge makes must follow state law and usually do not align with your personal wishes. Having a sound and valid will in place can help ensure that the court honors your wishes.

North Carolina has specific requirements for a valid will. First, the party who makes the will must be over 18 years of age and of sound mind. The will must intend to outline the writer’s wishes for property distribution after their death. Third, the will must be in writing and signed.

As life changes, you can update your will at any time, either through a codicil or by creating a new one. A codicil is an addition or amendment to the will you already have. When you create a new will, it revokes any former wills. At Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions, we offer client maintenance plans to help you keep your estate plan up-to-date and give you peace of mind.

Let’s Get Started On Securing Your Future

At Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions, our attorneys will help you craft a will that secures the well-being of your loved one and reflects your wishes. We also offer client maintenance plans for ongoing services to keep your estate plan up-to-date with life’s changes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step in preserving your legacy or to learn more about our client maintenance plans. Call us at 704-859-8998 or send us a message to get in touch with us.