This printable pamphlet will answer questions you may have about estate planning in North and South Carolina, including topics such as trusts, wills, taxes and probate.
King Law Offices strongly believes that a wisely drafted, carefully executed estate plan is critical for every family. Our goal is to provide our clients with quality estate planning services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals. The purpose for estate planning is to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes at your death and to help preserve your assets by minimizing estate taxes and other expenses associated with inheritance such as probate.
Most individuals spend a significant amount of time and energy in their lives accumulating wealth. This is obviously important for any family, but there comes a time to preserve wealth both for enjoyment and future generations. A solid, effective estate plan ensures that your hard-earned wealth will remain intact as it passes to your beneficiaries.
Unfortunately, many individuals procrastinate about drafting a will or estate plan and oftentimes never get around to it. You can save a lot of money, potential chaos and hard feelings among those closest to you by preplanning how you want your assets managed if you become incapacitated and how your property will be divided at your death. When you put time, thought and effort into planning your affairs it sends a powerful message to your loved ones. You are saying that you handled the matter with care and diligence. This will reflect itself in how the money is received, invested and spent by your heirs. If you took it seriously, it is much more likely they will handle it well themselves, including seeing to it that their affairs are properly planned.
Many of our clients have said they actually feel better after implementing an estate plan. Our clients feel safe and secure that no matter what happens they have a plan. This allows you to put concerns out of your mind and enjoy your life. Remember, we’re worrying about it for you, so you will have peace of mind. Our goal is to contact you every year or so reminding you that you have a plan with us and asking you if anything has changed. If the law changes, we’ll try to let you know about that too.
King Law Offices is dedicated to assisting our clients in making good decisions regarding estate planning. However, we do strongly recommend that our clients seek independent advice from a certified public accountant (CPA) and a financial advisor to thoroughly review every aspect of the estate plan and ensure that the completed plan is proper.