Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Your life savings and other assets are a reflection of your hard work and careful planning. It is important to make sure that your final property and health care wishes are honored, and that loved ones are provided for in your absence.

At the law firm of Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC, our Statesville estate planning attorneys can help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other documents that will allow you to pass along your assets as you wish while minimizing the costs of administration.

Mooresville Wills and Trusts Attorney

Without a will, decisions about your money, your belongings and your children will be left up to state law.

Many people postpone estate planning because they imagine it to be a complex and time-consuming project. In truth, it takes minimal time investment from you to make sure your loved ones are cared for according to your wishes after your death or should you become incapacitated.

Our estate plan services include:

  • Wills, trusts and related documents
  • Advanced health care directives
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Gifting strategies
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Family business succession planning
Understanding Durable Powers of Attorney

Giving an individual you trust financial power of attorney over your finances is a smart business decision. In the event that a serious injury or illness renders you incapable of administering your finances, your financial power of attorney will step in and ensure the smooth management of your financial matters.

Should a serious illness or life-threatening injury render you incapable of communicating, or if you have lost some cognitive abilities, creating advanced health care directives can ensure that you are cared for and treated according to your wishes.

We take the time to understand your situation before creating a comprehensive estate plan that suits all of your needs. It is also important to review estate plans that were created many years ago to make sure they accomplish what you need them to accomplish. We can review your existing estate plan to see if any life changes require adjustments.

Our experienced estate plan lawyers can meet with you in our either Statesville or Taylorsville office. Call 704-878-0757 or email us to schedule an appointment. We work with clients throughout south central North Carolina.