Your estate plan is your opportunity to protect and provide for your loved ones, and to ensure that your own wishes are honored as you age. Given the importance of your estate plan, choosing an Apex, North Carolina estate planning attorney to assist you in the creation of that plan should be done with care. The experienced estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group understand what your estate plan means to you and to the people you care about, and we are committed to helping you devise a plan that protects you, your assets, and your loved ones.
Apex, North Carolina
Located about 12 miles southwest of Raleigh, the City of Apex, North Carolina encompasses approximately 19 square miles and is home to just over 50,000 residents. Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the area that is now known as Apex was inhabited by the Tuscarora Native Americans. As was often the case, it wasn’t until a railroad system was developed towards the end of the 19th century that colonial settlers began to create a permanent community in the area built largely around the farming and tobacco industries. The town of Apex was officially incorporated in 1873 and is nestled at the highest point along a 30-mile section of the Chatham Railroad, providing the impetus for the name “Apex.” It wasn’t until the end of the 20th century, however, that the City of Apex experienced a real population boom. Nearby Research Triangle Park, officially established in the 1960s, was a beacon for technology companies from around the country (and around the world). The City of Apex experienced a significant growth spurt to accompany its booming tech industry, the population increasing from approximately 5,000 residents in 1990 to 34,000 by 2008. In 2007, Apex began to appear on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” lists, reaching the #1 spot in 2015. Not surprisingly, Apex was also recently ranked the “Fastest Growing Suburb in America” by Realtor.com (2018). Visitors to Apex will not want to miss its numerous historic homes and buildings, such as the Apex Union Depot, Apex City Hall, and the Calvin Wray Lawrence House, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Apex was also designated a Historic District in 1994.
Clarity Legal Group in the Apex, North Carolina Community
By creating a comprehensive and cohesive estate plan today, you can rest assured that everyone and everything that matters to you will be protected for many years to come. The estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group would be honored to help you create your Apex, North Carolina estate plan because we are keenly aware of what a well thought out plan can do for you and for the people you cherish.
We are also dedicated to ensuring that you review and revise the estate plan you create (or the estate plan you may already have) to ensure that it continues to protect everyone and everything that matters to you. An estate plan you created when you were single, for example, will not effectively protect you or your family once you are married with children. Major life events like marriage and parenthood should always prompt an update to your plan. You made need to establish additional incapacity planning, create a trust to protect your minor child’s inheritance, and include your spouse and/or children as beneficiaries throughout your estate plan. As your estate assets increase in value, it will also become important to incorporate tax avoidance, asset protection, and probate avoidance tools and strategies into your plan. As you approach retirement, you may need to merge your retirement plan with your estate plan to ensure that they work in harmony with one another. If you become a small business owner, business succession planning should be added to your estate plan as well. As you age, your estate plan may also include Medicaid planning, advance directives, and funeral planning. Comprehensive estate planning is essential to ensuring that your wishes will be honored at the end of your life.
The estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group would be honored to help you create an estate plan that protects everything that matters to you, both now and in the future.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your existing estate plan, or wish to make an appointment to begin the estate planning process, contact the experienced Apex, North Carolina estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group by calling 919.484.0012 to schedule your appointment today.