Estates, Wills and Powers of Attorney
At Thomas & Farris, we assist clients with a range of estate issues, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and estate administration, and general advice regarding senior law. Whether you are planning for the future or dealing with a deceased loved one's estate, we are here to help.
Planning for the Future
Everyone should have a will. A will is your opportunity to make your wishes known regarding how your want your property distributed upon your death, as well as name a guardian who would care for any minor children. It is a legal document that preserves your belongings for your loved ones and helps prevent conflict among surviving family members.
Our Wilson wills and trusts attorneys can help you draft an effective will and consider any other documents that may be useful, such as a:
- Trust — This document can be created to achieve certain financial goals such as protecting your assets, caring for a disabled individual, paying for a college education and more.
- Health care power of attorney — This document grants a trusted person permission to make decisions about your health care and medical treatment if you are not able to do so.
- Durable power of attorney — This allows someone to make financial decisions in the event you are unable to do so.
- Living will — This lets you to communicate your wish for a natural death if you are in a terminal or permanent vegetative state.
We will take the time to sit down with you and understand your particular situation. After we learn what is most important to you, we will create a plan designed to help you reach your objectives.
When a loved one dies, there are important procedures that must be followed before an inheritance can be passed to the heirs. While you and your family concentrate on grieving, our lawyers can handle the practical aspects of probate and estate administration. From helping the personal representative gather assets or pay debts to distributing inheritance to heirs and conducting a final accounting, we will manage all aspects of the process.
We work closely with families, guiding them through the legal necessities and working to avoid disputes in a timely manner.
North Carolina Power of Attorney Assistance
To schedule an appointment with our firm, call 252-674-0136 or 888-845-6282, or contact our firm online. Our office is located in downtown Wilson, next door to the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Our regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.