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Plan For The Future Today

Mills Law is ready and prepared to help you plan for your and your family’s future by preparing wills, powers of attorney, and trusts that provide the best protection of your assets and ease for your family.  

Not having a will and/or trust leaves you in danger of having your assets distributed in accordance with North Carolina’s intestacy laws, leaving your loved ones at the mercy of the state’s distribution rules. A well-planned will and estate plan can help save your family from both headache and heartache.

We use a personalized approach to provide you with a tailored plan that will protect your rights, your family, your investments and your future objectives. By working directly with you, we can identify your goals and develop a comprehensive plan that suits your individualized needs.

Mills Law offers assistance with: 

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Asset Protection
  • Will Caveats (Contested Wills)

What Is A Will, And Do I Need One?

Simply stated, a will is a legally binding document that provides a detailed plan for how an individual’s property will be distributed after death. In North Carolina, wills are the most common way for people to state their preferences about how their estate should be handled after their death. An effective will helps facilitate the transfer of property to survivors while also avoiding many tax burdens.

If a person dies without a valid will, survivors may face a complicated and expensive legal process. In North Carolina, dying without a will leaves an estate intestate, and a probate court must step in to distribute the estate to surviving relatives based on state laws. The probate court pays unpaid debts and expenses first, then follows the legal guidelines for estate distributions. The rules vary depending on whether the deceased was married and had children, and whether the spouse and children are alive.

A well-planned will drafted with the help of a North Carolina attorney can help your family avoid this time-consuming and expensive process.

What Is A Living Will?

A living will is a legally binding document in which sets out how the will creator would like to be treated in the event of a medical emergency. For instance, you may state in a living will that you do not want to be kept alive with a ventilator, or that you do not want to be resuscitated. The living will is usually are carried out by an individual designated through a durable power of attorney.

Do I need A Power Of Attorney?

Some of the most important health care decisions come toward the end of life. Unfortunately, many people may not be healthy enough to make these kinds of decisions for themselves. In North Carolina, a durable power of attorney allows individuals to appoint another person else to make important health decisions for them.

Someone with a durable power of attorney for healthcare decisions will typically have:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Asset Protection
  • Will Caveats (Contested Wills)

Take The Next Steps To Plan For Your Family’s Future

We never know what the future holds, but we can prepare for it through careful estate planning. Contact Mills Law today to speak with an experienced estate planning attorney. We will discuss your end of life goals, how you would like to be treated in medical emergencies and how you would like for your assets to be treated upon passing. Use the number below to call us today.


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