Wills & Estates, Statesville, NC Posted by April 25th, 2017
Maintain control of your assets with our wills & estate planning services in Statesville, NC.
People often think estate planning means writing a will. Although a will is part of estate planning, there are other aspects to it. The purpose of wills & estates to be sure your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones and minor children are provided for. You can structure your will & estate so that your heirs avoid heavy taxes and possible litigation. Estate planning includes, but is not limited to:
- Wills: Your will establishes how your personal and real property are distributed after your death. You name a trusted person as executor to carry out your wishes.
- Trusts: Trusts can be formed that allow for the smooth transfer of your property without involvement by the probate court.
- Power of Attorney: You name someone you trust to make decisions for you when you are unable to make them for yourself. You control how much power you give the person.
- Advance Health Care Directive: You give someone you trust the power to make final health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself. You articulate exactly what your wishes are. For example, if you are on life support, do you want all extraordinary measures to be taken or an order that says “do not resuscitate”?
For more information about wills & estates, please contact W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law in Statesville, NC.
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