Apex, North Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers

Andrea Nyren Doyle
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
My law partner and myself have been practicing law in Wake County for 20 years. We are a small law firm that gives individualized attention to our client's when they need it most.
Paul Yokabitus
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(919) 659-8433 1100 Crescent Green #220
Cary, NC 27518
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Paul is a talented and experienced Estate Planning Lawyer in Cary, NC who was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The economic downturn led Paul and his wife, Alix, to the Triangle where Paul attended Campbell University School of Law and later planted his roots in the Cary community. His focus on client-attorney relationship and the peace of mind of his clients sets Paul apart from other traditional lawyers.

Paul takes his fiduciary role very seriously. His relationship-centered philosophy emphasizes a focus on solutions rather than just documents and deliverables. He believes in focusing on the client’s goals and pain...
R Lynn Coleman
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(919) 654-6769 2500 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
Campbell Law School
Holly G. Morris
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 473-3438 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 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.
Cheryl R. Watkins, Esq.
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(704) 544-3394 4819 Emperor Boulevard
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
The Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins is a boutique estate law practice serving all 100 counties of North Carolina representing individuals, families, and small businesses in the provision of advice, counsel, and results in the following areas of law:

- Estate Administration (Probate Law)
- Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, etc.)
- Business Succession Planning
- Wrongful Death

Attorney Cheryl R. Watkins of The Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins has a practice concentration in Estate Planning and Probate and has worked in those fields for over 20 years as a former CPA, auditor, Assistant Clerk,...
Rachel Lea Hunter
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(678) 687-9693 901 Madison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
Estate Planning, Collections and Consumer
University of Pittsburgh
I grew up Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I lived most of my life. I moved to North Carolina to be closer to family and have lived here 13 years. In 2009, I began private practice concentrating in the areas of debt resolution/negotiation, estate planning and probate.
Jackie Bedard
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Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 443-3035 201 Commonwealth Ct #100
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
Jackie Bedard’s estate and long term care planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated, often confusing, maze of balancing family protection, long-term care planning, wealth preservation, and cherished family values in the planning process.

Jackie determined early on that traditional estate planning has primarily focused on what happens upon death, but a far more pressing concern for many families today is—what happens if you don’t die suddenly, but instead need long term care for several months or years? A comprehensive estate and long term care plan should address both of these concerns.

Jackie is a member of WealthCounsel...
Kevin L. Huston
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 741-6565 5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
ESTATE AND ELDER LAW ATTORNEY Licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina and has been a practicing attorney since 2005. Memberships: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The Christian Legal Society, Law Affinity Chairman of the Regent University Raleigh/Durham Alumni Chapter. Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs: Kevin Huston has been accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle benefits claims on behalf of veterans, most commonly, the Aid and Attendance benefit. Kevin has been invited by various organizations to...
Sara W. Harrington
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 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...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas Tharrington, 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. A double-major honors graduate of Appalachian State University 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.
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...
Stephanie K. Faris
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Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 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...
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...
Charles Evan Lohr
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 348-9211 1122 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
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. 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 of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
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...
William Alexander
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(919) 256-7000 3717 Benson Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Wake Forest University School of Law
Bill Alexander has practiced law for over 43 years in North Carolina and maintains the highest attorney ratings possible— ‘A-V Preeminent’ peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a “10-Superb Attorney” Avvo rating. He now manages an asset protection, estate and eldercare planning law practice as the founding attorney of W.G. Alexander & Associates, PLLC.

His law practice was heavily influenced by life circumstances; his older brother was severely injured, unconscious for two months and survived with traumatic brain injury. Hence Bill learned how to deal with special needs; eventually, he became his brother’s care manager and Trustee. He also...
Dori J. Dixon
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(919) 869-3074 100 Europa Drive
Suite 271
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning and Elder
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dori J. Wiggen focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law and special needs planning. Mrs. Wiggen enjoys helping families young and old plan for the expected and unexpected. Whether you are a young family just starting out and want to make sure your children are protected should something happen to you and your spouse or you find yourself faced with caring for an aging parent or spouse, Mrs. Wiggen can help ensure that the proper planning is in place to preserve your assets, take care of your loved ones, and pay for long-term care.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Justin P Nichols
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell Law School
Attorney Justin Nichols practices family, personal injury, and criminal law in Chatham, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties. He joined Averett Family Law in 2012, after practicing in the fields of personal injury defense, workers’ compensation, and complex construction litigation.

Justin has extensive experience in the courtroom litigating cases, as well as helping clients negotiate out-of-court settlements. He has handled cases before state administrative agencies, the state superior and district courts, the North Carolina Justin Nichols Associate Attorney Pittsboro Siler City Court of Appeals, and the federal district court.

Justin graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina,...
Mr. Gregory S. Connor
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 237-9220 2501 Blue Ridge Road, Ste. 250
Raleigh, NC 27607
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Duke University School of Law
Business law in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Estate Planning Attorney in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Commercial litigation and business dispute lawyer in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mr. Christopher C. Wilms Jr.
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 244-2019 2216 South Miami Blvd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Campbell University
Chris is an Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Employment Lawyer with years of experience helping people in Durham, Wake, and surrounding counties in North Carolina.
David Hinson
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
8341-101 Bandford Way
Raleigh, NC 27615
Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
The Law Offices of David Hinson is a general practice law firm focusing primarily on family law, including collaborative divorce law, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Law Offices of David Hinson provides high-quality, cost-efficient, effective legal services to protect your rights and help you navigate the challenges and complexities of your legal needs. Whether you are facing divorce, separation, child custody or child support disputes, or simply have questions about your divorce or custody issue, call the Law Offices of David Hinson to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can put our experience and dedication to...
Brett Andrew Thompson
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
3700 National Drive, Suite 112
Raleigh, NC 27612
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Andrea L. Hinshaw
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
2626 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
Estate Planning and Business
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Shaun Ingersoll
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 783-0236 3733 National Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Matt Lohr
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 348-9211 4208 Six Forks Road
Suite 1000
Raleigh, NC 27609
Estate Planning and Probate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Amanda Spence
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(919) 863-4183 2501 Blue Ridge Rd
Ste 250
Raleigh, NC 27607
Estate Planning and Elder
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
John Cargill II
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(919) 832-9651 124 St. Mary's St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
His experience includes performing thousands of real estate closings, preparing hundreds of wills and forming hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies.
Cynthia Perry
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Pittsboro, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(919) 542-6262 259 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Andrea L Hinshaw
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 235-3839 2626 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 560
Raleigh, NC 27608
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 654-4583 201 Shannon Oaks Cir
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 852-1900 200 Commonwealth Ct
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Cary, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 462-9696 1003 High House Rd
Cary, NC 27513
Estate Planning and Business
Cary, NC Estate Planning Attorney
203 New Edition Ct
Cary, NC 27511
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 716-6054 7010 Denlee Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
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Planning your estate?

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.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

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.