Estate planning in Raleigh NC is important. However, some people never consider creating one. If you're interested in starting a plan, you might be wondering how to find a good lawyer. Below, you will find questions to ask and estate planning attorney before hiring them.
Do I need an estate plan? No matter how big or small your estate is, having an estate plan is beneficial. Most everyone should consider having a trust or will, advanced directive, medical authorization and power of attorney. Not having these documents in place might cause problems after your death or should you become incapacitated during your lifetime.
Is a power of attorney or advance directive important? The short answer for this is the yes. Our lawyer can help you better understand why. However, the most important thing to consider is that a power of attorney or advanced directive will be used in the event that you cannot take care of yourself or make financial and medical decisions for yourself.
What happens if I die without an estate plan in place? Should you pass without a will or trust and place your assets will fall into probate. This means that the court will ultimately decide what happens to them and who they are distributed to you. In order to keep this from happening you should have a sound estate plan in place before your death.
Can I plan my estate online? Yes. However, these plans are often invalid when the time comes for them to be used. It might be best for you to talk with our attorney about estate planning in Raleigh NC before making any decisions about doing so online.
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Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.
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