Why Use A Will Or Trust In Estate Planning?

The drafting of wills and trusts is an important part of developing a comprehensive estate plan. Our attorneys have extensive experience providing personal service and individual attention to clients in Concord and communities throughout North Carolina seeking to protect their assets and their heirs.

At Brannen & Walker, Attorneys at Law, we pride ourselves on providing compassionate, direct legal guidance to our clients. We understand that making legal decisions based on your own mortality can be a frustrating, confusing experience. It is our goal to explain the benefits of a comprehensive estate plan and move you toward a swift, efficient resolution.

Far too often, individuals neglect to consider what will happen to their assets when they die. They assume that their family members will be able to gather around and decide who gets what based on emotional attachment. This is not true. If you die without stipulating who gets what in your estate, the state statutes will determine the division of your assets. Additionally, the state will take a significant percentage of your assets as payment.

What Is A Trust? What Is A Will?

While there is certainly a great deal of overlap, many people divide wills and trusts based on the aspects of an estate they directly address. Most often, people categorize a will as being about things while a trust is about money. These two estate planning tools are essential in accurately defining your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate. By scheduling a consultation with a skilled attorney, you can get your questions answered and begin developing a comprehensive estate plan.

Protect Your Assets

If you have ever asked yourself why use a will or trust in estate planning, discuss your legal concerns with our caring and experienced Concord estate planning lawyers. Brannen & Walker, Attorneys at Law, is conveniently located near Rotary Square, across from the courthouse. We offer free parking and services in English and Spanish. Call the firm or complete our online contact form today.