Sanford Estate Planning Attorneys

Properly prepared estate planning documents create enforceable legal instructions for your family, doctors, and beneficiaries. Effective estate planning can reduce the possibility of confusion and legal challenges following your incapacity or death.

The Sanford Law Group can review your existing wills and trusts, advise you on the advantages of various estate planning tools, and draft effective estate planning documents to serve your needs and preserve your wishes including Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney, which are important components of your overall estate plans.

Without a Will, your estate will be administered according to North Carolina laws of intestacy. The Sanford Law Group stays abreast of changes in federal and state laws concerning estate administration and make recommendations to you to help you create an estate plan that will provide for your family and loved ones according to your wishes

You are never too young to address the uncertainties of life. We help young families record their wishes in enforceable estate documents that can include provisions for the care and support of their children. The growing trend of second and third marriages in our society also requires greater attention to estate planning decisions and how existing laws affect the distribution of estate assets.

These are some of the documents the Sanford Law Group can provide to help with your estate plans:

  • Wills
  • Trusts – revocable trusts, children’s support & education trusts, special needs trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Declarations of Desire to Die a Natural Death (living will)
  • Guardianships

This is an Estate Planning Information Form.  Before meeting with us to discuss your estate planning needs, please review and complete the form, and bring it with you when we meet.

ESTATE PROBATE and ADMINISTRATION

Estate administration (probate) can be intimidating. It is usually a difficult time for the Personal Administrator or Executor, who has lost a loved one.  Our attorneys can assist with estate administration in Sanford, Lee, Moore, Harnett, Chatham, and surrounding counties to help make the process easier on the parties involved.  A number of different estate administration procedures may be available depending on the nature and value of assets in the estate.  We can help in choosing the administration procedure best suited to your circumstances.

Contact the Sanford Law Group for your estate planning needs, by email, through our contact form, or by phone at 919-776-4131.