Everyone Needs A Will

Wills are designed to give you certainty about an uncertain future. With a properly executed will, you can smoothly transfer your assets to the next generation without worrying about family conflict over inheritance. The attorneys at Wootton & Wootton, P.C., have a great deal of experience drafting wills for our fellow North Carolinians. Our goal is to provide personal, high-quality service to each of our clients.

Peace Of Mind For You And Your Family

A loved one's death is painful and stressful for surviving family members. Instead of forcing them to make hard decisions during this time, your will can give needed clarity about exactly what you wanted. Not only will this save your family unnecessary heartache, but also can give you relief knowing that you have made things as easy on them as possible.

Keep Your Promises

One of the main benefits of a will is that it gives your promises the full force of law. Perhaps you have a treasured item that you promised to a family member — your grandfather's pocket watch or the family Bible. If you do not record that promise in your will, you have no guarantee that your wishes will be carried out. However, a properly updated will removes all uncertainty. You know that the right beneficiary will receive the proper items.

What Happens If I Don't Have A Will?

When it comes to your personal assets, the question is not whether they will be distributed after your death — they will. The question is: How will they be distributed?

If a person dies without a will, he or she is said to have passed away "intestate." When this happens, North Carolina intestacy laws take over. These specify different combinations of family members that could stand to inherit parts of your estate, including:

  • Your spouse
  • Your parents
  • Children from current and previous marriages
  • Grandchildren

With a will in place, you control the asset distribution process, including all beneficiaries and what they inherit.

Make Your Will With Us

Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the process of making a will and all it entails. Give us a call at 919-794-8660. You can also contact us online. We have offices in Durham and Henderson.