Estate Planning

doyle law offices estate planning blended family Estate Planning for Blended Families
The law in North Carolina makes a distinction between children and stepchildren. Learn what’s important to know about estate planning in blended families. Read More ››
What To Do With Your Will Living Trusts vs. Wills: What’s the Difference?
If you are researching information on estate planning, you may have some questions about the difference between Living Trusts and Wills. How can you know which is the right one for your situation–a Will or a Living Trust? How does… Read More ››
Last Will & Estate Administration Pitfalls in Estate Administration: Why Consulting with an Experienced Attorney is Important
We see this scenario in our office regularly. A client comes in who is the Executor of his/her mother’s estate. They felt like the estate was simple and went forward to handle it themself. Only when the final accounting of… Read More ››
Estate Planning Services The Importance of Beneficiary Designations
When it comes time to put together a thoughtful and effective estate plan, understanding how beneficiary designations interplay with your estate documents is vital. This is true whether you opt for a “will based” estate plan or a “trust based”… Read More ››
bank-account-estate-planning Estate Planning with Your Bank Account
One thing that most people can do to simplify their estate situation is to make smart choices with their bank accounts. Bank account planning alone cannot substitute for a well considered, professionally prepared estate plan, but it can make an… Read More ››