We specialize in estate law in Winston-Salem, with an emphasis on probate and estate administration.
At Bennett Guthrie PLLC, we specialize in estate law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an emphasis on probate and estate administration. As experienced estate planning attorneys, we help people ensure that their personal assets, as well as the assets of those closest to them, are distributed correctly.
What is Estate Planning?
According to estate law, an “estate” is another way of referring to everything you own. The purpose of estate planning is to ensure that your assets end up with the intended beneficiary or beneficiaries. If you do not create your own estate plan, then your assets will be distributed according to a detailed allocation process established by law (intestate succession laws). Such intestate succession laws could distribute your assets in a way you never intended and could create family disputes and costly litigation. Some people attempt to develop their own estate plan without the benefit of expert legal advice, but such attempts often lead to unnecessary complications and expense for their families following their deaths.
How Do I Create an Estate Plan?
Our lawyers at Bennett Guthrie PLLC will assist you to make sure your estate plan does what you want it do. We will help you establish a comprehensive estate plan that fits your unique situation through the preparation of wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney.
If you are ready to feel relieved and if you are ready to protect your family, then call our office for an appointment to discuss an estate plan that works for you. To help you prepare for the appointment, please download our estate planning worksheet today!