North Carolina Estate Planning Attorney Helps Protect Your Assets
Dedicated to preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Goldsmith Tuch Law can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
- Last Will & Testament
- Trust Documents
- Advance directives (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Wills)
- Power of Attorney for Financial Care
- Estate tax issues
Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. I work closely with you to tackle your goals with precise instruments to execute your intentions.
Securing your legacy
You’ve put your whole life into your family, so knowing you’ve secure their long-term welfare and financial security can put your mind you at ease. I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your Last Will & Testament and your advance directives
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your advance directives (Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become unable to communicate your medical needs. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires. I draft wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so must your estate plan. You must update your will periodically throughout your life. I draft new wills or valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of perishing in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will need to appoint one. Sometimes, family members fight over who will care for the children and the assets in your estate that are needed to raise the children. Their decisions may be in conflict with your parenting goals and the judge will appoint the individual that they see as most fit. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, even naming a guardian to assume ownership.
Contact an estate planning lawyer you can trust.
For estate planning services in Clemmons and throughout North Carolina, call Goldsmith Tuch Law at 336-934-5408 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.