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north carolina estate planningNorth Carolina Estate Planning Attorneys
TrustCounsel’s headquarters is located in Chapel Hill. From this office, estate planning attorneys assist families, individuals, businesses, and the elderly. TrustCounsel’s principal, Gregory Herman-Giddens, is board certified in estate planning and probate law and has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in the state, receiving awards for pro bono work, leadership, and voted a “Super Lawyer" on more than one occasion.
Create a Will in North Carolina

Making a valid and effective will in North Carolina is more complicated than most people realize. Writing your will allows your assets to be distributed exactly how you desire, but individuals who try to prepare their own will often neglect the most important part: Exactly how and when your assets will be transferred to your beneficiaries, and the costs, taxes and otherwise, involved. Our estate planning lawyers guide you through the benefits of living trusts and the different types of wills that best preserve assets for your heirs. Additionally, North Carolina has specific requirements for a will. Without a valid last will and testament in North Carolina, your family members may be stuck in a lengthy probate process and be liable for costs that could have been avoided.

Trust Attorney in North Carolina: IRA Trusts, Education Trusts, Gun Trusts and More

TrustCounsel’s North Carolina trust attorneys help you choose the type of trust that will best protect your assets. If you are interested in the protection and tax savings of specialized trusts for retirement accounts or education funds, or if you are concerned about a collection of firearms you wish to leave to a friend or a family member and need a North Carolina gun trust attorney to prepare the appropriate paperwork, TrustCounsel can help. 

North Carolina Elder Law

Laws and regulations that affect Medicaid eligibility and planning for long-term care services in North Carolina are difficult to understand. Elder law attorneys in Chapel Hill at TrustCounsel break down complicated legislation into simple terms so that families can make necessary decisions about their aging loved one’s care. TrustCounsel’s elder law attorneys will answer important questions like:
  • How do I pay for a nursing home?
  • Who is eligible for Medicaid in North Carolina?
  • How can I preserve assets for my spouse and loved ones should I need nursing home care?
  • In NC, can I cover my healthcare costs with Medicaid?
Eligibility under Medicaid is not impossible. You will find the answers with the caring guidance of a NC elder law attorney. Read more about Medicaid trusts and NC Medicaid options if you’re in a crisis.

TrustCounsel’s elder law attorney can also help you determine if Veterans Benefits are available to help you with healthcare costs if you are a veteran or the widow of a veteran.