Estate Planning From A Well-Established North Carolina Law Firm
The most important aspect of estate planning is trust. You need to trust the process and trust the people you hire to help you create your estate plan. The best way to know that your legal team is worthy of your trust is by their track record. Only an experienced firm that has been serving clients in your area for a long time should be trusted with something as important as your estate plan.
At DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC, clients have been trusting our firm since the turn of the 20th century. Of course, the firm’s name has changed a couple of times over the years, and we don’t have the same lawyers working for the firm today as we did in the early 1900s. But we can trace our roots back that far, and all our attorneys proudly carry on the tradition of trustworthy legal representation in all types of estate planning matters for our clients. From our Tarboro office, we serve clients throughout Edgecombe County and the surrounding areas of northeast North Carolina.
Clients throughout North Carolina trust the attorneys of DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC. We have worked hard for a long time to earn that trust, and we will keep working hard to keep it.
Helping You Through All Aspects Of Estate Planning And Administration
The best approach is to have a team of lawyers right from the start of your estate planning preparation. When our attorneys are there from the start, we can help you create a comprehensive strategy to meet your needs.
Creating Your Estate Plan
We will help you employ the essential estate planning instruments, including:
- Wills and trusts: Wills and trusts are the foundational documents for any estate plan. They allow you to dispose of your assets and control the timing and manner of the transfer. There are many options available with various trust instruments. Our attorneys can talk you through the options.
- Living wills and advance health care directives: These documents allow you to name an agent to handle your health care decisions if you become unable to make or communicate these decisions on your own. The most common examples are when someone becomes incapacitated or is in a persistent vegetative state. These documents allow you to communicate how your family should handle life support and related issues on your behalf.
- Powers of attorney: A financial power of attorney is another document that allows you to name and empower an agent for you in the event that you can no longer do it on your own, except this document involves financial rather than medical matters.
Our attorneys are well-versed in all types of estate planning options. We can help you make smart decisions for the transfer of your wealth and your late-life care and financial decisions while minimizing transfer costs.
After a loved one passes on, the estate needs to go through the administration process, often called probate. We represent estate administrators as well as potential beneficiaries through the process. Our lawyers can ensure that you avoid making errors in the process and you are not cheated out of an inheritance.