Plan Your Future Before It Happens

The term 'estate planning' sounds like a pastime wealthy people engage in as they decide what to do with their mansion in the country. However, estate planning is for everyone, regardless of income. It simply means planning for the future, both for yourself and those who come after you.

At Wootton & Wootton, P.C., we will sit down with you and explain all your options for estate planning: wills, health care directives and more. Our attorneys have lived near Durham, North Carolina, their entire lives and will treat you not just as a client, but as a neighbor.

Do I Have An Estate?

Yes. Everyone does. Your estate is all the things that you own: personal belongings, your house, car, bank accounts, retirement accounts and anything else that is yours.

Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

Estate planning deals with some fundamental issues. Consider these questions:

  • Do I care about who inherits my possessions and resources after I'm gone?
  • Are there certain kinds of medical care I would never want under any circumstances?

If the answer to either of those questions is 'yes,' then you need an estate plan.

What Services Does Your Firm Provide?

Many estate planning needs can be addressed with a few simple documents. We can help you with:

  • Wills
    A will officially designates who will inherit your property after you pass away. If you do not have a will, North Carolina state law will determine who gets your property, which may not be what you want.
  • Living Wills
    Despite their name, living wills actually deal with health care choices. If you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to speak on your own behalf, a living will outlines what kinds of health care measures you would like to have or abstain from. This can include life support, intubation and other types of care.

Let Us Help You With Your Future

It is important to create a basic estate plan before you actually need one. If you have more questions about how our lawyers can help, please contact us. We are available through our online form or by phone: 919-794-8660. We have offices in Durham and Henderson.