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Cary Wills & Estates Lawyer

North Carolina Estate Planning Attorney

Ms. Richards does more than just draft simple wills. She works closely with you to assess your personal and financial goals. We then develop comprehensive estate-planning strategies tailored for you. We can meet your estate planning needs from simple wills to comprehensive plans. We review your wishes regarding healthcare options and powers of attorney.

When making decisions about your family's future, you need an established North Carolina estate planning lawyer. At The Richards Law firm PC, we have an extensive background representing individuals and can help you understand the options available to you for protecting your assets — and your family's financial security.

Our Cary wills and estates attorney, Kimberly Richards, tailors her legal approach based on clients' specific needs and long-term goals. During her first appointment with clients, she spends time getting to know each client's unique circumstances so that she can recommend the estate planning options that are best for them. Contact our law firm today to schedule an appointment.

Be proactive. Call an experienced North Carolina lawyer at 866.775.3436 or 919.535.3623 to create an effective living will or trust.

Wills and Estate Planning

North Carolina estate planning attorney Kimberly Richards has a deep background representing young adults, new parents, empty nesters, grandparents and business owners with their estate planning needs. Based on their goals and financial situations, we help clients develop valid last will and testaments, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts and disability plans.

We also provide guidance on determining guardianships for physically or mentally handicapped individuals. We help clients find a trusted person to make important financial and health care choices for their family member or loved one.

Advance Directive and Power of Attorney

As part of planning for the future, we should all consider documenting instructions for our loved ones in the event we become unable to make important decisions ourselves. We help clients create:

  • Advance directives: An advance medical directive allows you to weigh matters of end-of-life care now. For example, would you like someone else to make health care decisions for you when you are incapacitated? Would you like to be resuscitated or kept on life-sustaining equipment?
  • Powers of attorney: A power of attorney allows someone you choose to make financial and other decisions for you. There are powers of attorney that limit the appointed person's decision-making ability and durable powers of attorney, which allow the appointed person to make decisions for you even when you become incapacitated.

Why Is Estate Planning Important?

Most people shy away from thinking about how their family will cope after they die. But no one wants to put their family at risk. Our Cary estate planning law firm is committed to providing compassionate legal service to clients and clearly explaining the benefits of wills and estate planning.

When a loved one passes away, their estate may go to probate where the assets are managed and distributed. We can take care of the entire estate administration process from filing a petition with the proper probate court, notifying heirs, filing a petition to appoint an executor, and distributing funds.

If you do nothing, your estate could be penalized with extra taxes and estate administration expenses. Do not let this happen. A well-drafted estate plan can help you avoid these consequences and decrease the likelihood that your family and creditors will be left fighting over your assets.

Let Us Be Part of the Solution. Contact Us Today.

If you have questions about North Carolina health care directives or other important estate planning details, do not hesitate to contact us. Our Cary wills and estates attorney is available weekdays, evenings and weekends, and accepts major credit cards.