Estate Planning Services
We offer complete, attorney-prepared estate planning documents for North Carolina residents
No matter what stage you are in your life, having a complete estate plan is an important part of being prepared for the unexpected and taking care of your family and loved ones. The assistance of an attorney such as Stephanie Fabricius can help you avoid mistakes and choose the best options for your particular circumstances.
Many people will find it helpful to have a bundle of estate planning documents prepared at the same time, while others will prefer obtaining only a particular document. A traditional last will and testament is the cornerstone document of an estate plan. Having an up-to-date and accurate will avoids uncertainty and conflict amongst your loved ones in the event of your death. Without a will, the state law will determine who gets your property. With an out-of-date will, conflict may arise if the old document does not describe circumstances as they actually exist at the time of your death.
Modern medicine has become very successful in prolonging life. However, the possibility of prolonged illness creates a need for additional planning. Executing a health care power of attorney will provide clarity about who may make medical decisions on your behalf if you unable to do so, and provide structure and bounds to the decision authority that person has. A durable (financial) power of attorney will enable a person of your choosing to manage your finances in a manner consistent with your wishes when you are unable to do so. Finally, an advance directive (a "living will") allows you to spell out your end of life wishes, in particular when life-prolonging measures are to be withheld.
We offer a free initial consultation for clients interested in estate planning documents. There, we will discuss the basic objectives of your estate plan, answer your questions, and tell you about various options to consider. Once we assess the particulars of your circumstances, we will quote you a competitive flat fee for preparation of individual documents or a bundle of documents.
To get started, give us a call at 919-295-6001, or request online to schedule a consultation.