Planning For Your Future

Estate planning is the group of strategies and documents individuals can use to ensure that their wishes are met should they become incapacitated or when they pass away. By working with a skilled North Carolina lawyer, you can gain peace of mind and minimize stress in the future by planning in the present.

At Brannen & Walker, Attorneys at Law, we regularly tell our clients that they should explore developing a comprehensive estate plan no matter their age, health or wealth. Having the proper documents in place, you exercise control over the distribution of your assets upon death or who makes financial decisions if you are incapacitated. Whether you have questions about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills or advance health care directives, our firm can help.

Many individuals avoid estate planning because they fear that it is a costly, time-consuming process. In fact, a will can be as general or as specific as you'd like. Once these documents are in place, they are easily modified to account for life changes such as a second marriage, adoption or the death of your spouse.

What Is Estate Administration?

Individuals use estate planning strategies and documents to ease the burden on their loved ones. Estate administration is the practice area that encompasses everything that happens after you pass away. From locating heirs to paying debts to resolving disputes, an experienced lawyer can provide the legal guidance necessary to minimize delays and help surviving loved ones get on with the grieving process.

It is not uncommon for loved ones to disagree with what was laid out in the estate planning process. Most common is a will dispute. Whether people believe that the will is fraudulent or was created under duress, the legal process is designed to resolve these disputes in the swiftest, most efficient manner possible.

Trust A Seasoned Attorney

If you have questions about estate planning or how to protect your heirs after you pass away, schedule an appointment at our Concord office. Brannen & Walker, Attorneys at Law, is located across from the courthouse, near Rotary Square. We offer free parking and services in English and Spanish. Call or email us today.