Wills are a powerful tool to help protect your family and make sure your affairs are handled in the way you want after you die. We often hear people say that only the wealthy or older people need to worry about having a will. This is simply not true. Most everyone, especially those with young children, should meet with an experienced North Carolina attorney to discuss preparing a will.
When a person dies in North Carolina without a valid will, the estate will be administered according to the laws of intestate succession. These laws lay out a formula for how the deceased person’s property will be distributed and how the family will be treated in that process. Do you want a set of rules you may have never read to impact the well being and future of your family?
Our firm has been helping clients in Raleigh, Cary, Wake County and across North Carolina prepare their wills and other estate planning documents since 1995. Every family is different, and we tailor your will to your specific needs and desires. As a will and estate planning client at The Doyle Law Offices, P.A., you will meet with an attorney that will spend all the time needed to understand your situation and your needs in order to give you peace of mind and your family the protection they deserve. No one likes to dwell on the end of life issues, however, a well drafted and thorough will or estate plan is one of the best things you can do for your family’s future.
Be skeptical of television and online advertisements for “self-help” wills or forms printed from some website. These forms can never take the place of a professionally prepared instrument drafted specifically for you by an experienced North Carolina lawyer that has met with you personally and understands your family’s needs. Also, there are legal formalities with regard to the actual signing and execution of wills and estate planning documents in North Carolina. If these formalities are not followed or execution is defective, the document could be rendered invalid.