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Charlotte Trusts Attorneys

Serving Clients in Waxhaw County & Surrounding Areas

At Blood Law, PLLC we believe in protecting our clients’ future. We want the best for you and your loved ones – no matter what situation arises. To ensure we can deliver on this promise, we offer estate administration services, including the creation of living trusts, revocable trusts, and irrevocable trusts.

A trust can help you manage your deceased’s affairs more effectively and efficiently. It defines exactly what will happen to this individual’s property and assets, how they will be distributed, and who will inherit what in the estate itself. By taking the time to establish a trust, you could save yourself and your loved ones’ time, money, and paperwork by avoiding the probate process.

If you need assistance determining whether you should create a living will or trust, consult with a lawyer on our team today by calling (704) 286-0570.

What Is a Trust?

A trust is a legal document established by an individual known as the grantor. Control of the trust is maintained by a trustee. Trusts ensure the grantor’s property and assets are managed effectively and distributed accordingly after death.

There are various reasons to set up a trust, but the most common one is to avoid the probate process. You can bypass probate and distribute assets and property in a timelier manner if you establish a trust. This also means you and your family can avoid paying probate fees and going to court.

Types of Trusts

While there are many kinds of trusts, most fall into one of the following categories: living trust, revocable trust, irrevocable trust.

Living Trust

A trust is either a living or testamentary trust. A living trust means the trust was established during the settlor’s lifetime. A testamentary trust is created upon the death of the settlor.

Revocable Trust

With a revocable trust, the settlor has ownership and control over the property in the trust and can change its terms whenever he/she deems it necessary.

Irrevocable Trust

With this type of trust, the settlor hands over ownership of the property to the trustee, thus being unable to make changes to the trust.

Requirements for Creating a Valid Trust

In North Carolina, to create a valid and authentic trust, you must follow these rules:

  • There must be a clear intention to create the trust
  • The individual who creates the trust must have the ability to convey his/her wishes
  • There will need to be a definite beneficiary
  • A competent trustee must be appointed, and
  • The trustee and beneficiary cannot be the same individual

Why Hire an Attorney

An experienced lawyer can ensure your living trust is set up properly and that you are on the right path to avoid probate. This can save you and your loved ones both money and time in the long run – especially if your trust is not legally enforceable. To get started on the process, call us today!

Contact us online or call us directly at (704) 286-0570 to learn more about our trust services.

Why Choose Our Team?

Our Promise to Our Clients
  • Children Come First

    With the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.

  • Team-Driven Environment

    When you work with Blood Law, PLLC, you work with our entire team. Everyone is here to support you through each step.

  • Honest Guidance

    We create personalized  plans for each client while setting realistic expectations on the possible outcomes of the case.

  • Concierge Service

    From our first phone call to final signing, our team goes above and beyond to make sure you're getting the attention you deserve.

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  • “Anna guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions and concerns quickly.”

    - Debra K.
  • “Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges.”

    - Penny N.
  • “I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need.”

    - Olivia L.

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