North Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers

Danica Lynn Little
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience

Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate Administration; Business... Read More »
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Matthew L. Benton
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience

Matthew attended North Carolina State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006 with a Juris Doctorate. He is a partner... Read More »
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Tod M. Leaven
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Asheville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer

University of North Carolina School of LawNorth Carolina State Bar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Accredited to practice before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of...
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Gregory Herman-Giddens
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 201-0413 205 Providence Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
TrustCounsel's estate planning, probate and tax law attorneys provide comprehensive wealth planning, protection and management services to North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and New York. Through careful selection of strategies tailored to our clients' individualized goals and objectives, we help individuals protect family, preserve assets and save taxes. TrustCounsel's experienced estate planning lawyers provide legal assistance with: Wills, IRA trusts, special needs trusts and charitable gift planning. We also advise on elder law matters, including Medicaid and Veterans Affairs planning. Other services include: Asset protection, including development of limited liability companies (LLCs) and establishing domestic and offshore trusts. Planning...
Mark Costley
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(919) 448-0012 1414 Raleigh Road
#445
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Duke University School of Law
With more than 30 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped hundreds of North Carolinians with estate planning, trust and estate administration, planning for children and adults with special needs, business succession planning and business transactions, and family charitable and philanthropic counseling. Mark’s work involves elements of teaching, strategic analysis and planning, negotiation, documentation, and assisting clients in executing their plans. A Duke University Alumnus, Mark has given back to his alma mater in numerous capacities, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has devoted his considerable energies to the Servant Center, Inc., a...
Christopher Adkins
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HUNTERSVILLE, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 274-5677 9620 Sherrill Estates Rd
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Practice Area Breakdown:
80% Family Law - separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution
20% Estate Planning - wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorneys

I am a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. After college and law school, I moved back to Charlotte and served as a police officer, and as an officer in the N.C. Army National Guard. I focus my law practice primarily on family law and estate planning.

I live in Huntersville with my wife and our four children. We both have children from previous relationships, and one child together. I thoroughly...
Sara W. Harrington
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27617
Estate Planning and Probate
Campbell Law School
I'm experienced in helping people during very stressful times of life.

For 14 years I primarily practiced consumer bankruptcy law and during that time I worked with clients going through every stage of life and experience.

I've taken what I learned from my bankruptcy practice and applied it to helping people plan for the future and follow the wishes of loved ones.

Let me assist you in ensuring your wishes are followed regarding how you would like to be treated during illness, at end of life, who you would like to speak on your behalf if you are unable to...
Cheryl David
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Greensboro, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(336) 547-9999 528 College Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
University of Baltimore School of Law
Our firm helps families who want to make sure they have the right documents in place should they become sick or pass away. We also help families who have an ill family member make sure they are protected and receive the best care and benefits available; while also making sure their life savings are preserved. We also help families who have lost a family member negotiate the complex rules, regulations, and courts as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Since my admission to the Bar, I have devoted my practice to helping my clients in family law matters, including custody, support, property division, divorce, adoptions, wills, estates and probate. I often deal with people at the most difficult times of their lives whether it is through a divorce or the loss of a loved one. With a combination of patience, experience and knowledge I am able to help my clients resolve his/her case with the best possible outcome.
Carol Huffman Kendrick
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MONROE, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(704) 283-1529 340 West Morgan St.
P.O. Box 1008
MONROE, NC 28111
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
Carol Huffman Kendrick was born and raised in Monroe, NC. She graduated from Monroe High School before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Carolina, she attended law school at Wake Forest University and received her law degree in 1996. Since 1996, she has practiced law in Monroe, NC and has served thousands of clients in Union, Anson, Stanly and Richmond Counties. Ms. Kendrick has a wide-ranging practice, helping clients in the following areas: criminal defense, Driving While Impaired (DWI), traffic, personal injury, wills, estate administration, and family law....
Henry Samuel Morphis
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HICKORY, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 328-5297 845 Second Street NE
HICKORY, NC 28601
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Campbell University
Henry took a delayed path to entering the practice of law. After college Henry worked in the furniture industry for almost nine years. During that time he worked progressively as a staff engineer, plant manager, and head of engineering. In his final position prior to leaving the furniture industry Henry was a member of the Steering Committee for a corporation with over 250 employees and was responsible for overseeing the corporation’s IT Department, Product Development Department, and continuous efficiency improvement initiative. Henry decided in 2003 to pursue a different career as an attorney and joined Young,...
Stephanie K. Faris
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Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(919) 533-7575 35 Thompson Street
Suite 101
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Stephanie K. Faris is an attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina and is a member of the Chatham County Bar. She is a member of NAELA and of the North Carolina and American Bar Associations. Stephanie is also an accredited attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She received her JD, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University, where she served as Symposium Editor of the N.C. Central Law Review. She also received her bachelor's degree from Duke University. Stephanie is a member of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and was a 2016-17 graduate of the Leadership...
Stephanie Lynn Kimbro
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Wilmington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
PO Box 4484
Wilmington, NC 28406
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
University of Dayton School of Law
Stephanie Kimbro, Esq., MA, JD, has operated a Web-based virtual law office in North Carolina since 2006 and delivers estate planning and small-business law to clients online. She is the recipient of the 2009 ABA Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering and has won the Wilmington Parent Magazine Family Favorite Attorney Award four years in a row for her virtual law office. She is also the co-founder of Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech), which was acquired by Total Attorneys in the fall of 2009. In addition to her virtual law practice, Kimbro is a consultant and technology evangelist providing assistance...
Robert N. Crosswhite
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer

Regent University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Liz McCurry Johnson
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina State Courts
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Kelly Jesson
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(704) 496-2770 5960 Fairview Road #400
Charlotte, NC 28210
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
At Jesson & Rains, PLLC, we are committed to providing personal and cost effective legal services for individuals and businesses in the greater Charlotte area. Jesson & Rains focuses on three primary areas of the law: estate planning, business, and construction. For our estate planning clients, we offer a thorough consultation to go over all assets and liabilities to provide an individualized plan that is right for you, including will drafting, trust drafting, powers of attorney, healthcare agent designation, and advanced healthcare directives (also known as a "living will"). Our attorneys also represent personal representatives during...
Courtney Roller
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Thomasville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(336) 475-0099 40 Salem Street
Thomasville, NC 27360
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Elon University
Courtney Roller is a licensed North Carolina attorney and counselor at law. She earned her law degree from Elon University School of Law. Prior to law school, Courtney attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication. She is a certified legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Red4NC. In 2013 Courtney was recognized by the National Association of Women Lawyers for her achievements, motivation and drive. in 2015, Courtney was elected secretary of the District 22b Bar Association. She is a member...
Danica Lynn Little
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 343-5633 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate Administration; Business Law Mecklenburg County (Member, Tax Section) and North Carolina (Citizen-Lawyer Task Force) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Member, Tax Section); Charlotte Women's Bar Association (Board Member; Secretary; Treasurer; Vice President; President, Past Chair); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Taxation Committee); Institute of Management Accountants; Charlotte Christian Chamber; Women's Initiative Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western and Central North Carolina; Carolina Foster Kids Foundation Director. Order of the...
Gena Walling McCray
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Louisburg, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(919) 497-0091 215 Court Street
P.O. Box 492
Louisburg, NC 27549
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of South Carolina School of Law
Ms. McCray loves the practice of law and enjoys helping people. She was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina and attended South Carolina College (the University of South Carolina's honors college) receiving undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology. Ms. McCray graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. During law school, she clerked for Judge C. Tolbert Goolsby at S.C. Court of Appeals and interned one summer in Raleigh for the North Carolina Family Policy Council where she gained intimate knowledge of the legislative process in North Carolina. During her third year, she clerked...
Douglas E Koenig
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 883-2800 2530 Meridian Parkway
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27713
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
Michigan State University
Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney. Personal Family Lawyer (tm). Member NAELA and Wealth Counsel. Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Michigan State University College of Law. Compassionate, able to work with families experiencing dementia or other disabilities.
Andrew Olsen
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Wilmington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(910) 777-5733 319 N. 3rd St. #300
Wilmington, NC 28401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
Principal attorney at Elder Law Firm practicing since 2001 in WIlmington, NC. Areas of specialization include elder law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, alternative dispute resolution, and estate and trust litigation.
Brian S. Demidovich
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(919) 424-8319 211 E. Six Forks Road
Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27609
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cleveland State University
Brian Demidovich is the Managing Member of The Law Corner. In 2001, Brian moved to Raleigh, North Carolina after he graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. After spending the first five years in corporate law and as a partner in a litigation law firm, Brian created The Law Corner in 2006. The Law Corner was created with one simple, but important, core principal: customer service. Brian firmly believes the legal profession IS a service industry. That is why since 2006, Brian has offered an initial $99.00 consultation and established...
Charles Evan Lohr
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 348-9211 4242 Six Forks Rd.
Suite 1550
Raleigh, NC 27609
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Evan Lohr is an attorney in Raleigh, NC. He focuses his practice on estate and trust litigation, serious personal injury, and general civil litigation. He has also represented hundreds of clients in estate planning, probate administration, and guardianship matters. Evan graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2006 and received his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a past editor of The Administrative Lawyer, a publication of the North Carolina Bar Association. A Raleigh native, Evan is a graduate of Sanderson High School and is past president...
Patrick D. Newton
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Pisgah Forest, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(828) 384-3700 233 Mine Mountain Dr
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law
Ile Adaramola
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Asheville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
96 Central Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
The Adaramola Firm is a progressive law firm that provides a positive alternative to traditional, expensive, and highly adversarial law firms. We are a transactional and litigation firm offering services in the following practice areas: estates and trusts, business law, real estate law, intellectual property, and estate administration. Ile Adaramola is a friendly, down-to-earth, competent attorney dedicated to using innovative legal concepts to resolving legal issues.
Michael Frank Anderson
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(704) 302-1002 1800 East Bv.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mike is graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina School of Law, and spent the early years of his legal career at a pair of global law firms representing the nation’s largest banks and corporations, public officials, and government officers and entities. Mike’s commercial litigation experience includes complex contractual disputes, business torts, warranty claims, employment issues, and white-collar investigations and defense. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer before attending law school, Mike also represents public officers and government agencies in liability defense, employment, and other police issues. In 2015, Mike was inducted into the American Society of Legal Advocates...
Liz McCurry Johnson
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(704) 873-7233 239 E Broad St
Statesville, NC 28677
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
James Stroud
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Winston-Salem, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(336) 724-2600 102 West Third Street
Suite 650
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Keith Stroud is a 25+ year veteran of the practice of law. Keith supports businesses in the Triad, spouses going through a separation and divorce, individuals and couples through estate planning, executors and administrators handling the estate of a loved one, and seniors and their family members in long term care and asset protection matters. He provides a straightforward and comprehensive approach to legal representation, and offers unique solutions designed to meet the goals of his clients.

While Keith’s practice is structured to help his clients avoid litigation, he is first and foremost a trial lawyer. His civil and past criminal...
Gray Ellis
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Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 679-9400 27 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ellis Family Law, PLLC was founded in 2002 by board certified attorney Gray Ellis with the singular goal to provide the very best legal representation to North Carolinians facing challenging family law issues. Since that time, the firm has successfully represented hundreds of husbands, wives, children, grandparents, and other family members in courts across the state. Our work has not gone unnoticed as the firm has earned awards from both national and local organizations such as Super Lawyers, North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and Best of Durham.
Andrew Atherton
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Asheville, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
48 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Estate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Andrew D. Atherton practices Elder and Special Needs Law with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., where his practice focuses on developing and implementing comprehensive personal estate plans, assisting clients in navigating the estate administration and probate process, advising clients on how to deal with the costs of long-term care, Veterans Administration Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship and Special Needs Trusts. Mr. Atherton completed a clerkship with the Kentucky Supreme Court. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Western Kentucky University and law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5540 McNeely Dr.
Suite 301
Raleigh, NC 27612
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas & Associates, PA, is an experienced family law attorney and mediator, who serves both traditional and non-traditional families in every aspect of family law, estate planning and administration. An honors graduate of ASU and Campbell Law School, Angela is dedicated to working with each client to develop creative and effective solutions to protect themselves and their families. Ms. Haas offers a refreshing perspective on the challenges and opportunities that each client faces, and seeks to take advantage of the best legal and practical solutions available in each case.
Zachary D Jackson
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Monroe, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(704) 288-4057 101 S. Main St
Monroe, NC 28112
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Zachary D. Jackson graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Jackson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Campbell University where he majored in Business Administration with a Specialty in Trust and Investment Management and minored in Financial Planning. Mr. Jackson also received his Masters in Business Administration from Campbell University. Mr. Jackson worked for several years as a Trust Officer with Bank of America prior to attending law school. Prior to opening his own law practice, Mr. Jackson worked with two law firms and held an...
Robert N. Crosswhite
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Statesville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(704) 873-7233 239 E Broad St
Statesville, NC 28677
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Agatha Brooke Guy
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Sylva, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(828) 339-1010 559 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Florida Coastal School of Law
Agatha “Aggie” Guy is a native of Haywood County, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a degree in Journalism. Aggie later earned a juris doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law and an LL.M in Tax with a concentration in Estate Planning from the University of Alabama. Aggie has extensive experience in estate planning and estate administration. She has worked with the Jackson County Area Agency on Aging for the past four years, helping area seniors with their estate plans and currently serves as the Public Administrator of Jackson County....
Andrew S Bullard
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Michigan State University
Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, Andrew Bullard attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He later attended Michigan State University College of Law and obtained his J.D. in 2010. Andrew Bullard primarily practices estate planning, estate administration, special needs law and guardianships at the firm. Andrew’s experience includes assisting individuals and families as they navigate the process of planning and administering estates and trusts. Additionally, he guides fiduciaries through their duties in the probate process and helps families plan for the care of loved ones with long-term special needs. Andrew takes...
Melissa Averett
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I love practicing law. Guiding clients through the stress and upheaval of divorce, a custody battle or the aftermath of a death in the family is position of trust that I take seriously. Drafting an amicable separation agreement, or completing an adoption efficiently with as little drama as possible is equally important. I have been a NC Certified Family Law Specialist since 2009. My law firm handles divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, tort claims and personal injury, prenuptial and separation agreements, estate planning and administration in Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.
David E Anderson
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Wilmington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(910) 509-7287 9111 Market Street
Suite A
Wilmington, NC 28411
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
North Carolina Central University School of Law
David E. Anderson, PLLC is a client-focused legal practice providing legal services in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Tax Controversy, Estate Litigation and Small Business.
Todd Stewart
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(704) 552-5160 909 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Estate Planning, Business, International and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Founded Stewart Law, P.A. in 1995

Drawing on my skills as an Attorney and CPA, I have a passion for working with business owners who are looking to grow and improve their companies. Personal estate planning is a natural extension to ensure that the company’s growth benefits the entrepreneur and his family. I have been personally involved with Strategic Coach in Chicago and other entrepreneurial coaching and am a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. I am admitted to practice law in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and maintain active licenses in both of the Carolinas.

In addition...
Zachary B. Setzer
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Weddington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 288-4700 1940 Weddington Road
Weddington, NC 28104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Providence Wills and Trusts is an Estate Planning Law Firm located in Weddington, North Carolina. The managing attorney, Zachary Setzer, graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and received the James C.C. Treadway Law Scholarship. Before attending law school, Zachary graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a B.A. in Political Science. Being a solo practice, Zachary takes pride in having the opportunity to work with every client personally,...
Marsha C. Kennedy
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(704) 369-5600 14835 Ballantyne Village Way #225
Charlotte, NC 28277
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Eleanor Panetti
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Winston Salem, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(336) 724-2600 102 West Third Street
Suite 650
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Eleanor Panetti is a Winston-Salem lawyer who has been practicing family law for nearly three decades. Eleanor provides comprehensive legal counsel to men and women involved in family law disputes, to spouses creating and expanding families through adoption, and to those protecting and caring for children of family members. She is skilled and experienced in all matters related to divorce, custody and paternity, property settlement and support, the legal issues unique to the LGBT community, and those specific to senior populations.

Eleanor is passionate in her representation of people involved in family disputes, whether through divorce, supporting parents through child custody...
Eva Clement
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Asheville, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(828) 281-8160 20 Battery Park Ave.
Suite 305.5
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
North Carolina Central University
Ruth M. Allen
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RALEIGH, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 481-4141 7413 Six Forks Road
#326
RALEIGH, NC 27615
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Probate
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I am a passionate advocate for consumers who are being abused and mistreated, or even taken advantage of procedurally, by their creditors. There are ample legal protections in place - North Carolina is a very consumer-friendly state - and I want to explore every possibility which will be an advantage to my client. I sue abusive debt collectors for harassment, and I advise and defend people facing debt collection lawsuits. I also have a wealth of experience with guardianships, having served as a Guardian ad Litem for Wake County guardianship hearings for over six...
Allen Ray Starrett
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(704) 887-4944 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28277
Estate Planning and Business
University of North Carolina School of Law
James Edward Hickmon
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Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(980) 939-0262 5605 Carnegie Boulevard
Suite 175
Charlotte, NC 28209
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Jim Hickmon assists clients with wealth transfer, estate planning, trust, tax, and probate law issues. He also works with clients to resolve trust and estate related disputes, including representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries in litigated matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committees on Estate Planning and Employee Benefits and is Vice Chair of the ABA’s Probate & Real Property Section’s Uniform Acts Committee for Trusts and Estates. He is a Council member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Section on Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law and also sits on the Section’s Legislative and Fiduciary...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.