Wills, Trusts, & Estate Lawyer in Wilmington
We offer a broad range of estate planning services including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney. Death or illness of loved ones is one of the most difficult life experiences. It is even more difficult if there was no planning. Failing to plan for death or illness can create great hardship, difficulty and even ill will for the loved ones left behind. At a minimum, a good estate plan will consist of a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney for financial matters, and a Health Care Power of Attorney with directives regarding your preferences for life prolonging measures.
We also help with “probate” or estate administration after the death of a loved one. Estate administration is the wrapping up of the affairs of the deceased and includes identifying, locating and collecting the assets of the deceased, paying the deceased’s final expenses and distributing the remaining assets in accordance with the deceased’ Last Will and Testament or in accordance with North Carolina law. These are some of the duties of the Executor or Administrator of the estate. The Executor or Administrator is accountable to the Clerk of Court and must prove to the Clerk that their responsibilities have been accomplished according to the law. The estate administration can be confusing and frustration to the average person, especially to someone griefing. We can often provide great assistance in the estate administration process.
We have over 30 years of combined experience with estate planning and estate administration. We will provide you with a free, no further obligation, consultation.