At Greenwood Law, you will not be treated like a case number. We treat each and every client with the respect he or she deserves — we treat you like family. We give every client our absolute best, and we will give you our best if we provide assistance with estate planning.
Our Winston Salem estate planning attorneys are experienced with North Carolina wills, estate planning, special needs, long-term care. We have created numerous estate plans with great success. We give our clients straight talk and strong advocacy. If you hire our law firm, you will know where you stand and that you have a lawyer willing to go the extra mile for you!
Our Seasoned Estate Planning Attorneys
Having an estate plan such as a will, trust, power of attorney, long-term care plan, and/or special needs plan can be one of the most thoughtful, caring things you can do for loved ones. Having a plan in place will allow those you care for to make decisions based on your wants and needs. In the case of a will or trust, your family can be given the time to grieve your loss without simultaneously being burdened by complex financial decisions, tax issues, additional fees and/or potential disagreements amongst your heirs. Taking the time to make sure that your wishes are carried out is crucial.
Will, Trusts And Estate Services
While no one wants to think about the end of his or her life, legal steps must be taken in the form of estate planning. Regardless of the size of an estate, you want to make sure that your wishes are enforced. Designating beneficiaries and determining your course of medical care should not be put in the hands of family members or a judge.
Our goal is to use the estate planning tools available (will, living trust, irrevocable trust, revocable trust, charitable trust, power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will, etc.) to make sure you are preserving and protecting your assets during your life, as well as when you are gone. Therefore, you can avoid and/or reduce estate and inheritance taxes, and that there is a plan in place in case you become unable to manage your affairs during life and, of course, to effectively distribute your assets to your loved ones when that time comes.
Will, Trust and Power of Attorney Preparation
Navigating through the delicate pathways of preparing your will, trust, and power of attorney can often stir a myriad of emotions. It’s not just paperwork; it’s a testament of your love and care towards your family, ensuring they are shielded when you can’t physically be there. Crafting these crucial documents is an endeavor best undertaken with a seasoned Winston Salem attorney, who appreciates the idiosyncrasies of each individual’s life and legacy.
Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Planning
Tax planning, especially when it weaves through estates, gifts, and generation-skipping transfers, can be a perplexing journey. But, imagine managing it so astutely that it beautifully aligns with your financial goals! Striking a balance between lawful obligation and savvy planning needs a dash of expertise only experienced estate planning attorneys in Winston Salem can offer.
Charitable giving, oh, the serene joy it brings! Not only is it a magnificent way to support causes close to your heart, but it also crafts a legacy that resonates with generosity and empathy. However, to maximize impact, it’s pivotal that your charitable strategies are structured adeptly to ensure every penny serves its intended purpose, respecting both your altruistic spirit and fiscal prudence.
Business Succession Planning
Ah, passing the torch of your hard-earned business! It’s a symphony of pride and poignant realization of the passage of time. Properly planned business succession doesn’t merely secure continuity; it’s a melodic assurance that your entrepreneurial spirit and ethics will continue to reverberate through the corridors of your company. Can there be a more sublime legacy?
Estate and Trust Administration
Diving into the world of estate and trust administration is like navigating an intricately woven tapestry of laws, emotions, and familial expectations. It’s not just about ensuring adherence to legal protocols; it’s also about caressing the emotions and anticipations of the beneficiaries with utmost empathy and understanding.
Estate and Trust Litigation
The arena of estate and trust litigation isn’t merely a legal battleground; it’s an emotional roller-coaster, where relations can hang by a fragile thread. An attorney who not only comprehends the dense legalities but also sympathetically navigates through the emotional web can certainly pave a path towards resolution with humanity intact.