Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, PC, has been a family-owned and operated firm since 1950. Family is important to us, and we know it's important to our clients, too. One of the most important things you can do to protect your family is to create an estate plan, using wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning tools.
It can be difficult to think about a time when you may not be there to care for your family, or when you may be unable to make decisions for yourself. However, making the effort to plan for the future is the ultimate expression of love. Creating an estate plan accomplishes a number of things. It ensures that your loved ones are provided for financially and that your property is distributed as you want. An estate plan designates the guardian you prefer for your minor children if you and their other parent can't take care of them. Perhaps most importantly, an estate plan prevents confusion and disputes among your loved ones regarding your wishes, preserving family harmony and creating peace of mind.
Davis & Davis helps clients develop a customized estate plan to provide for the unique needs of their families and loved ones, putting into place a variety of tools and documents including:
Estate planning is about more than what happens to your assets after your death. It's also about making sure your needs are met and your wishes honored in the event you become incapacitated. Financial and medical powers of attorney allow a trusted person of your choosing to make decisions on your behalf if you're unable to. Also, advance health directives and living wills make your wishes for medical treatment and end-of-life care known to those who need that information.
In addition to helping families prepare for the future through estate planning, Davis & Davis is also there to guide them through the difficult process after the death of a loved one: estate administration, also known as probate. Probate is the process of identifying, gathering, and distributing a deceased person's assets. The North Carolina probate process can be complex. Having the assistance of an experienced attorney makes the process less stressful, and often helps it to resolve more quickly than it would otherwise.
Whatever your family's estate planning or probate needs, the skilled, compassionate attorneys of Davis & Davis can help meet them. We welcome you to contact Davis & Davis for more information about our services. Based in Salisbury, we serve Rowan County and the surrounding North Carolina counties.