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 and 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 now known as Holly Springs was originally a Tuscarora Indian hunting ground. Holly Spring’s first settlor was Archibald Leslie, a Scottish emigrant who lived on a 180-acre estate. Still standing today, Leslie’s house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Leslie-Alford-Mims House. The town continued to struggle after the end of the Civil War, while watching the neighboring town of Apex thrive as a result of the railroad. In 1877, the North Carolina General Assembly finally incorporated the Town of Holly Springs, which at the time covered a single square mile.
The first couple of decades of the 20th Century saw prosperity in Holly Hills; however, that was not to last. Families fled to larger cities to seek better opportunities during World War I. The Bank of Holly Springs has the dubious honor of being the first bank in the state to fail, foreshadowing what would soon become the Great Depression. It wasn’t until the 1960s that Holly Springs began to turn the corner on prosperity once again with new businesses moving to the area, creating much needed jobs and spurring economic growth.
That growth continues today. Holly Springs had a population of less than 1,000 people in 1990. In just over two decades that figure grew to 25,000. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy the small town charm and atmosphere that comes alive in Holly Springs.
Clarity Legal Group in the Holly Springs, North Carolina Community
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 those 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 likely be rather simplistic because you will be young, single, and just embarking on your career path. Consequently, your primary goal will likely be to ensure that you do not leave behind an intestate estate in the event of your death which can be accomplished with a simple Last Will and Testament. As your family and your estate grow however, your estate plan will need to expand to accommodate those changes. If you decide to marry, for instance, you may want to add your new spouse as a beneficiary and/or a fiduciary within your estate plan. The birth of a child will trigger the need to protect your minor child’s inheritance. Having a family should prompt you to worry about 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. 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 get started on an estate plan, contact the experienced Holly Springs, North Carolina estate planning attorneys at Clarity Legal Group by calling 919-484-0012 to schedule your appointment today.