North Carolina Estate and Trust Attorneys Helping You Plan
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the attorneys at Gaylord, McNally, Strickland & Snyder, L.L.P. can help with all aspects of estates and trusts, including:
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life.
Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a will, state law and the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – forcing results that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or in the event both parents die in a common incident. Without a named guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children who may make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also name a guardian and make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will.
Contact estate and trust planning and administration lawyers you can trust at Gaylord, McNally, Strickland & Snyder, L.L.P.
For estate and trust planning and administration services in Greenville and throughout Pitt County and eastern North Carolina, call Gaylord, McNally, Strickland & Snyder, L.L.P. at 252-321-7111 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.