WILLS AND SIMPLE ESTATE PLANNING
Do you have a will? If you do not have a will and an accident or illness happens, your property will be distributed
pursuant to the North Carolina Intestate Succession Act Laws. This could possibly mean that your family would not
be entitled to your own property at your death.
Do you need assistance with any of the following matters:
What happens if I die without a will?
If you don't make a will or use some other legal method to transfer your property when you die, North Carolina law
will determine what happens to your property. Generally, it will go to your spouse and children or, if you are not
married and have no children, to your other closest relatives. If no relatives can be found to inherit your property,
it be forfeited to the State.
In the absence of a will, a court will determine who will care for your young children and their property if the other
parent is unavailable or unfit to do so.
If you are part of an unmarried same-sex couple, your surviving partner will not inherit anything unless you live in
one of the few states that allows registered domestic partners to inherit like spouses.
Can someone challenge my will after I die?
Very few wills are ever challenged in court. When they are, it's usually by a close relative who feels somehow
cheated out of a share of the deceased person's property. To get an entire will invalidated, someone must go to
court and prove that it suffers from a fatal flaw: the signature was forged, you weren't of sound mind when you
made the will, or you were unduly influenced by someone.
Estate planning is something that each one of us will have to face. If your estate planning is prepared carefully, it
can protect your family members.
Call today and let Attorney Watsi M. Sutton help you carefully plan your will, health care power of attorney, and
financial power of attorney.
* Financial Power of Attorney
* Health Care Power of Attorney
* Living Wills
* Simple Wills
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