Estate planning is important for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate. Your North Carolina Last Will and Testament is an integral part of your estate plan.
A full estate plan includes many different documents to provide all of your directives. These may include a Health Care Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will . The most important document in an Estate Plan is the Last Will and Testament. Trusts are also used in estate planning.
Our procedure for obtaining your information, preparing your documents and sending them to you is set out on our estate planning documents page. All of our work is completely confidential. We will provide you a fixed fee quote for our services and quick delivery.
Your Last Will and Testament is the document that will direct who gets what property upon your death and who is in charge of carrying out your estate administration (LINK). Your Will does not “speak” until you pass away, so you should consider updating it as your needs or estate change.
Irvine Law Firm can prepare Simple or Complex Wills. We can help you decide what is right for your family.
A Simple Will is one where you leave certain specific property to certain specific people, or all of your property to be divided between certain people. You also designate who will serve as Executor of your estate.
A Complex Will can include many different options depending on your needs and desires. A complex Will can include a testamentary Trust or provisions regarding guardianship and trusts for young children.
If you need to make a change to your Will, you can either revoke that Will and execute a new one or you can draft a Codicil to the Will. Typical Codicils include minor changes to change a beneficiary or executor without changing other elements of the Will. However, since the document execution procedure is the same, it is generally better to execute a new Last Will and Testament than to use the Codicil option.
Proper Execution of the Documents
It is crucial that your Will be executed with the appropriate formality. North Carolina requires two witnesses, a notary and the appropriate language on their signatures. The witnesses must see you sign and the Notary must also see the Witnesses sign. Irvine Law Firm guarantees that documents we prepare will comply with North Carolina law. We will provide you with detailed instructions to make sure your Will is properly signed and witnessed.
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Make sure your estate is in order. Make your documents legally binding. Don’t leave your heirs with a messy estate administration. Failure to have adequate and proper documentation of your estate plan can cause your estate administration to be far more cumbersome and expensive. Do not leave your heirs with a burden. It is well worth the peace of mind to know that your affairs are properly in order.