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A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for how your property and possessions will be distributed after your death. While it is possible to create a will without the help of a lawyer, it is not recommended. There are numerous rules and regulations governing wills in North Carolina, and an experienced will lawyer can ensure that your document is properly created and executed.

Without a will, your property will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy, which may not be in accordance with your wishes. In addition, a will lawyer can help to resolve any disputes that may arise after your death. Choosing to create a will is an important decision, and working with a qualified will lawyer in Charlotte, NC, such as Blood Law, can help to ensure that your wishes are carried out.

Book a consultation online or call our wills lawyers in Charlotte at (704) 286-0570 to get started.

What Are the Legal Requirements of a Will?

In North Carolina, the legal requirements for generating a will are as follows:

  • The testator must be at least 18 years old
  • The testator must be of sound mind, also known as being of capacity
  • The will must be signed by the testator or by another individual he/she appoints while in his/her presence
  • At least two witnesses must also sign the will

Wills in North Carolina allow the testator to hand his/her property over to any beneficiary he/she would like.

What Can a Will Do?

A will is typically used to leave behind instructions on what should happen to a testator’s property after death, however, you can also use a will for the following reasons:

  • Name an executor
  • Name beneficiaries
  • Determine how debts, taxes, and creditors will be paid
  • Give instructions for how and when beneficiaries will receive assets
  • Provide for pets
  • Name guardians for your child(ren)

How To Create a Will

You should consult with an experienced Charlotte wills attorney before generating a will. You want to ensure your will is legally enforceable. Also, the legal insight you receive is priceless as this document contains valuable information about the future of your property and assets.

When you are ready to draft a will, consider doing the following:

  • Figure out what your assets and property are and determine who should receive them
  • Nominate guardians for your child(ren)
  • Name an executor to oversee your estate proceedings
  • Consult with an experienced Charlotte wills lawyer
  • Sign and notarize the will (make sure you sign your will in the presence of 2 witnesses)
  • Store your will in a safe location, or have your lawyer do this for you

Speak With a Charlotte Wills Attorney Today

Your future is important to you. Let our wills attorneys in Charlotte help you safeguard your legacy by taking you through the will process. We will address all of your questions and concerns and provide you with compassionate counsel throughout the entire process. Whether you need to write a will for the first time or want to modify an existing will, we are happy to assist you. We offer comprehensive estate administration and trust planning services as well.

Book a consultation online or call our wills lawyers in Charlotte at (704) 286-0570 to get started.

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