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Wills & Durable Powers of Attorney in North Carolina
Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney are two legal documents pertaining to your estate and the authorization of a trusted person to act on your behalf in certain situations. When properly prepared, these documents can provide security and peace of mind for both you and your family. At The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A., we provide the advice and guidance you need in drafting and finalizing such documents according to your specific needs and objectives. Our firm has been assisting clients with these matters for more than a decade in Concord and throughout the Counties of Cabarrus and Stanly. If you need legal help, we recommend that you discuss your needs and concerns with our attorney as soon as possible.
Contact our Concord attorney for wills and Durable Powers of Attorney at (704) 912-0353 or through our online request form.
A will is designed to protect you, your family, and your property. Without a valid will, the property and estates of those who pass away will be subject to “intestacy” laws in the state as determined by a probate judge. This will be done without any input or instruction from you as to whom you wish to leave your assets and personal belongings. Lack of a will breeds uncertainty and even conflict among family members at a difficult time in their lives and can lead to prolonged litigation in court.
A will gives the following instructions to be carried out by the courts:
- Outlines the property, assets, and belongings you own
- Names your heirs and beneficiaries and what each will be awarded
- Names an executor to carry out the will’s instructions
- Names a guardian for any minor children
- Names someone to manage your minor children’s inherited property
- Provides instructions as to funeral arrangements as well as preference as to burial/cremation
Durable Powers of Attorney
A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf. These decisions can be personal, financial, or business-related and can be broad or limited in scope. Durable Powers of Attorney are “durable,” in that they remain in effect even should you become incapacitated. These documents can give the authorized person the power to handle such matters as banking transactions, the purchase or sale of property, the handling of taxes, government benefits, investment portfolios, and other personal matters.
Without a Durable Power of Attorney, should you become unable to act for yourself due to an accident, illness, or advanced age, your family would be required to seek a guardianship through the courts. This is often a time-consuming and costly process. Thus, this legal document gives you security and peace of mind in knowing that your authorized person must act in your best interests when you cannot.
If you need to discuss the creation of a will and/or Durable Power of Attorney, we recommend that you contact our offices to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Reach out to The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A. at (704) 912-0353 or online to discuss your legal needs today.