Wills, Trusts and Estates

Our attorneys have been helping Carteret County families plan for their own futures and that of future generations for more than 30 years.  Whether you need simple wills or have complex business, family, or other issues that require the use of sophisticated trusts or other devices, we can help you navigate through these issues to find efficient, practical solutions.

Estate Planning

Our experienced attorneys will listen to you to understand your goals and will explain your options.  Based upon your needs, we can prepare the right package of documents for you.  Our expertise includes preparation of the following:

  • Wills
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Disclaimer Wills and Trusts
  • Credit Shelter Trusts
  • Lifetime Giving Vehicles
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Trusts for Minor Children or Grandchildren
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills

Estate Administration

When you lose a loved one, handling the estate can be stressful and confusing.  We can help you understand and navigate through Probate to ensure that your loved one’s estate is administered properly and efficiently.  We can assist you with notification and payment of creditors, gathering and distributing assets, handling the transfer of real estate, and managing the entire probate process.

Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

We can help you plan for your long-term care and help preserve assets for future generations.  Through careful planning, we can help you understand the Medicaid eligibility process and help you qualify while protecting real estate and other assets, along with helping the healthy spouse understand his or her rights.  We can advise you so that you will avoid the pitfalls that many families encounter at this stage of life.

Estate-Related Litigation

Sometimes disputes over a loved one’s estate are inevitable.  Whether there is a dispute over which version of a will governs, or over the proper distribution or division of assets, our experienced litigators will vigorously pursue and protect your rights.  In addition, we can help you achieve a settlement of your dispute through mediation or other negotiated resolution.

Contact us

To engage an estate planning attorney, please call us at 252-726-8411 or contact us online.