Estate planning is not something that most of us like to think about, but it is critical to plan ahead when you have a family to take care of. Thankfully, estate planning is easier and faster than you might think.
As an extension of my work in adoption law, the Law Office of Angel Simpson Gillis also helps clients with simple wills and estate planning. Whether you’ve just been through the adoption process or not, I can help you establish a basic estate plan and ensure that you and your family are secure.
Preserve your legacy and your family's future. Discover how I can help you set up a detailed estate plan.
The cornerstone of any plan is the will. It designates heirs and beneficiaries and allows you to name a guardian for any minor children. If you are going to be an adoptive parent, it is a smart idea to have a simple will in place to name a guardian in case something happens to you before the adoption is finalized.
Estate plans may also include:
One or more trusts
Designated durable power of attorney
Designated health care power of attorney
A named executor or personal representative
Estate plans can range from simple to complex, but a plan is only effective if you have one in place. Whether or not you are going through the adoption process, I am ready to help you create an estate plan that works for you and your loved ones.
The Law Office of Angel Simpson Gillis offers adoption legal services and estate planning assistance to clients throughout North Carolina. To learn more and take advantage of a free phone consultation with an experienced adoption lawyer, contact me online or call me in Raleigh.