Of all the services my firm has been providing in this area, I am really proud of assisting families in their estate planning. I may be the only attorney in this area that will sometimes make house calls (typically when a person’s health is bad - I do charge additional fee since my staff has to leave my office) to execute needed documents. Call 910-897-2105 to set up an appointment with my paralegal to get started.
The steps in getting a will are:
- Figure out what you have
- Who do you want to get it
- Who do you want to make sure that person gets it
- Give us that information (bank, investment, insurance, land, home, cars, etc)
Come in and review what we have prepared and make sure your wishes are met.
While getting a will for you, we typically encourage getting a power of attorney, health care power of attorney, and declaration of a desire for a natural death (often called a “living will”). I enjoy getting to know people and making sure their wishes are carried out. Unfortunately, I have lost some of those clients when they pass away, but I take great comfort in knowing I helped their loved ones get what the client wanted them to have.
If you don’t have a will, no matter what age you are, you need to get one. I also recommend a power of attorney on almost all will preparations. My fees range for wills between $350 to $600 depending upon the complexity and documents we prepare. My experience has been that for the price ($100 for a POA) a power of attorney is the most valuable document we handle, especially considering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved ones are provided for.