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Using Wills And Trusts Effectively In Your Estate Plan

Getting the right estate planning documents in place isn’t about checking things off a list. it’s about doing what’s right for your family, according to your values.

At Watts Law Group PLLC, our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined legal experience helping clients with the decisions necessary to do this planning. We can put a plan in place for you to manage your affairs and provide structure for the future.

Please give us a call today at 800-639-7671 to arrange a consultation. From offices in Shallotte, Leland and Myrtle Beach, we serve clients in both North and South Carolina.

What Should Be Part Of Your Estate Plan?

An estate plan should always be customized to your unique situation. There are, however, certain basic components that are important building blocks. These include:

  • Last will and testament — A will allows you to shape your legacy by directing the transfer of your property to those you choose. Please be certain to discuss with one of our attorneys what would happen if you fail to have a valid last will and testament. It can also be used to create guardianships for minor children and operate in combination with trusts you may create.
  • Living will — A living will, also called an advanced health care directive, provides guidance on what medical care you may wish to receive and whether you may allow revocation of your wishes by your health care proxy.
  • Health care proxy — A health care proxy, also called a durable power of attorney for health care, allows you to designate someone to make decisions about medical care for you if you become unable to do so for yourself.
  • Revocable or irrevocable trusts — Trusts are an important estate planning vehicle that can be used to accomplish many different types of goals such as avoiding probate or providing for special needs children.

Our lawyers will listen to your life circumstances and help you craft a plan that makes sense for your personal situation. We will provide the guidance to enable you to make a smooth distribution of your property and create orderly arrangements for managing your life.

Get The Legal Help You Need

Call today for a confidential consultation or complete the online form. We help clients with wills and trusts throughout Brunswick, Bladen and Robeson counties in North Carolina as well as Horry County, South Carolina.