Sanford, North Carolina Estate Planning Lawyers

Sanford, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(919) 776-4131 1410 Elm St
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 708-4430 2512 Brighton Point
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning and Business
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 776-4131 1410 Elm St
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Sanford, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(919) 776-8493 1324 Asbury Church Rd
Sanford, NC 27330
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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...
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.
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
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...
Douglas E Koenig
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 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.
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.
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...
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 17 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.
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...
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.
Melissa Averett
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 21 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.
Jeffrey L Austin Esq.
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 937-2737 P.O. Box 15905
Durham, NC 27704
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Georgia State University College of Law
Jeff brings to the law a career background in nonprofits and the public interest. He now focuses on young families and mature couples and individuals planning their futures. In addition to his work for private clients, he serves as an appointed attorney guardian ad litem through the Durham Public Defender. Always interested in making the law more accessible, he manages several online legal databases maintained by the University of North Carolina’s School of Government at Chapel Hill. He serves his community as a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina and by managing the web site and summer...
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.
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...
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...
Mr. Christopher C. Wilms Jr.
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Durham, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 244-2019 2216 South Miami Blvd Ste 101
Durham, NC 27703
Estate 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.
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.
Justin P Nichols
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Chapel Hill, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 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,...
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,...
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.
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...
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.
Kristin A Rice
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Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(910) 246-0800 170 S. Page Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Tax
Elon University
Colin K Austin
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Hillsborough, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 245-8440 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 109
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Estate Planning and Elder
Duke University School of Law
Our law practice is dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients through all of life’s seasons. As a small, local firm it is in our nature to provide a level of service and attention to detail that is unmatched by larger corporate entities or generic software products. We are also committed to staying on the cutting edge of our field through our membership in ElderCounsel – a national support organization that keeps us armed with the latest tools and research that produce successful asset protection strategies.
Elizabeth West Murphy
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Lillington, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 936-3133 900 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1118
Lillington, NC 27546
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Campbell University
Elizabeth W. Murphy, Attorney at Law, received her Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law where she received an award for being first in her Workers' Compensation class. She performed her undergraduate studies at Campbell also, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Trust and Investment Management and a minor in Financial Planning. Her studies in Trust and Investment Management have given her a fuller understanding of the laws and requirements of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and the Estate Administration. Her professional memberships include the North Carolina...
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
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
Stephanie Fabricius
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Knightdale, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 295-6001 106 N. First Ave
Suite D
Knightdale, NC 27545
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Elon University
Stephanie concentrates her practice in the area of wills and estate planning. She assists clients with the preparation of estate planning documents, and counsels regarding the best estate planning strategy for each individual. Particular services include the preparation and review of a will, a financial power-of-attorney, a health care power-of-attorney, or a health care advance directive ("living will"). She offers both individual planning documents and affordable bundles of common documents for both individuals and spouses.
Mark D Vaughn
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Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
Wake Forest University School of Law
David Hinson
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 676-6598 PO Box 99551
Raleigh, NC 27624
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...
Andrea L. Hinshaw
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
2626 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
Estate Planning and Business
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
David C Franklin
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Raleigh, NC Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(919) 323-3586 109 North Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Estate Planning, Business and Family
Seattle University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
David has been a trusted advisor to businesses, individuals and families since 1990 in a wide range of legal practice areas. This breadth of experience brings depth and to his advice and informs his decision making across all his areas of practice. David spent 10 years practicing business, family law, estate planning and probate in Seattle, WA and then attended the Georgetown School of Law where he obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Taxation with honors. He is included in Best Lawyers in America Trust and Estates Section.

David has represented and is currently representing clients is a wide...
Jason A. Morton
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Southern Pines, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(910) 246-0800 170 S Page St
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
The legal team at Morton Law, PLLC, located in Southern Pines, NC, services clients throughout North Carolina (including Aberdeen, Pinehurst, West End and all of Moore County, and Lee, Richmond, Anson, Montgomery, Stanly, Scotland, Hoke, Cumberland, Durham, Wake, Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Wilkes, Mecklenburg, and other counties) for all of our practice areas, and nationwide (Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, California, New Mexico...) and internationally (UK) for any U.S. federal tax issues, North Carolina tax issues, and tax disputes in other states through contracted Enrolled Agents, and the defense of creditor collection abuses nationwide against consumers and debtors. We offer reliable advice...
Victoria Brenner
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Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Lawyer
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law
Ms. Spenser E McNeill
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Pinehurst, NC Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(910) 692-5100 135 Applecross Rd.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Estate Planning and Probate
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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.


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