Creating a comprehensive and cohesive estate plan is the most precious gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones. Given the importance of your estate plan, choosing the right estate planning attorney to help you create that plan should be given considerable thought and care. At Clarity Legal Group we understand how difficult choosing an attorney can be, particularly given the highly personal and sensitive nature of estate planning. If you are a resident of Holly Springs, North Carolina, we invite you to sit down with us and discuss your estate planning needs and goals. At Clarity Legal Group, we hope to ultimately develop a lifelong relationship with you that will further those goals.
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Holly Springs, North Carolina covers just over 15 square miles and is home to approximately 25,000 residents – almost three times the town’s population at the turn of the 21st century. The area was historically used as a hunting ground by the Tuscarora Native American tribe before being settled by Scottish emigrants in the early 1800s. One of the most significant historical landmarks in Holly Springs is the estate of Archibald Leslie (The Leslie-Alford-Mims House), an early settler who opened a tailoring business in Holly Springs in 1817. The North Carolina General Assembly incorporated the Town of Holly Springs in 1877, at that time spanning approximately one square mile. Today’s Holly Springs has experienced remarkable growth, its population increasing from roughly 1,000 residents in 1990 to more than 35,000 in 2017. Visitors and residents alike appreciate the bustling local community and small-town charm of Holly Springs.
Clarity Legal Group in Holly Springs, North Carolina
The estate plan you create today should protect and provide for you and your loved ones for many years to come. Consequently, choosing the right lawyer to help you create that plan should be a priority. At Clarity Legal Group we understand how important your Holly Springs, North Carolina estate plan is to you and we are dedicated to helping you develop a plan that accomplishes all of your current and future estate planning goals.
The evolution of both your family and your estate will be marked by important benchmarks and events. Many of these should trigger a review and revision of your estate plan. Because your estate plan continues to change and grow (to keep up with the changes in your life), it is important to develop a strong and ongoing relationship with your estate planning attorney.
Your initial estate plan will be a platform upon which you make changes as the course of your career and family change. As your family and your estate grow, your estate plan will add new features needed to accommodate these changes. If you decide to marry, for instance, you may want to add your spouse as a beneficiary and/or fiduciary within your estate plan. The birth of a child will trigger the need to protect your child’s inheritance. Building a family should also prompt you to address the possibility of your own incapacity and the need to include incapacity planning in your overall estate plan.
The more valuable and complex your estate becomes, the more important it will be to incorporate tax avoidance, asset protection, and probate avoidance tools and strategies into your plan. Looking to the future, the need to merge your retirement plan with your estate plan should be considered to ensure that they work in harmony with one another. Long-term planning and the possibility that you will need to qualify for Medicaid as a senior may also necessitate the addition of a Medicaid planning component to your estate plan. Finally, if you have strong beliefs regarding end of life medical care and/or about how your body should be handled after your death, it is imperative that you include advance directives as well as funeral and burial planning components in your comprehensive estate plan to ensure that your wishes are 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 estate plan, or wish to make an appointment to review your estate plan or begin the estate planning process, contact the experienced Holly Springs estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group by calling 919-484-0012 to schedule your appointment today.