Serving Residents of Charlotte, Waxhaw, Lake Norman, NC & Surrounding Areas
We are eager to provide clients with compassionate legal counsel and support. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you understand the process of estate planning and provide you with guidance every step of the way.
Whether you are considering creating a trust, needing to outline your wishes regarding end-of-life care, wanting to make sure you can legally make financial decisions on behalf of someone you love, or have questions about how the probate process works, we are here to support you.
Although estate planning can seem daunting at first, with the right lawyer, you will be able to create a plan that is catered specifically to you and your family’s needs. This will bring you peace of mind knowing you have a plan set in place when your family needs it most.
What Is Estate Administration?
Estate administration is the processing of managing and distributing a principal’s estate. This includes paying any debts and taxes and distributing assets and property to the appropriate heirs.
The Role of an Executor
An executor is appointed by a principal to carry out his/her last will and testament. The executor has a fiduciary duty to act in good faith as he/she fulfills the duties asked. There are various duties an executor must do, which include but are not limited to the following:
- Distributing the deceased’s remaining property to the appointed heirs
- Finding and managing the deceased person’s assets
- Determining if the will needs to go through the probate process
- Wrapping up the deceased’s affairs
- Finding and alerting those in the will who have inherited parts of the estate
- Paying off debts, final income taxes, and creditors
- Creating a bank account for the estate
Our Estate Administration Services
- Probate and estate administration services
When a loved one dies, his /her estate will go through a court-managed process called probate or estate administration where the deceased’s assets are distributed.
- Wills and trusts
It is important to leave behind a will and/or trust detailing how you want your assets to be managed in the event you become incapacitated or die.
- Living wills and powers of attorney
A durable power of attorney is a legal document that dictates who gets to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. There are two types: durable power of attorney for healthcare and durable power of attorney for finances.
A living will details information regarding your preferences for end-of-life care.
A child may need a guardianship in place if he/she inherits property or other assets from a family member. A guardian will have legal authority to make decisions on the child’s behalf.
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Client satisfaction is always our top priority. We will work with you one-on-one to establish an effective estate plan that suits your needs. If you need assistance with any other aspect of the estate administration process, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through each part of the process to ensure your affairs are in order.
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With offices in Charlotte, Waxhaw, Lake Norman & Fort Mill, we make it easier for families across North Carolina & South Carolina to find quality counsel.
Children Come FirstWith the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.
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Anna Blood Founder and Managing Attorney
Olivia Lowery Senior Attorney
Allison Thomas Senior Attorney
Michael Mohun Associate Attorney
Rachael Beller Associate Attorney
Liz Whitaker Paralegal
Samantha Mishko Law Clerk
Savannah Langley Client Relations Coordinator
Susan Turner Client Account Manager
Helene Carras Executive Director
Tatum True Director of Communications
Jehan Al Rifaie Paralegal
Hailey Arico Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist
Casey Storch Paralegal