Prepare For Whatever Life Throws Your Way

Nobody knows what the future holds. Yet we all face one certainty in life: death.

Morbid as that sounds, it's actually an opportunity. That one certainty about the future empowers us to make better decisions in the present.

At Roberts, Marcilliat & Mills, we believe that estate planning isn't about dying. It's about living. Your estate plan should reflect the life you've built — not just the property you've amassed, but also the values you've upheld and people you've held close. And just as life is constantly changing, so, too, your estate plan should never become stagnant. Periodic updates can ensure that it continues to reflect your vision and accomplish your goals.

Estate Planning Tools

By working closely with you — and understanding what's important to you — our lawyers will help you put the right tools into place for a solid and effective estate plan. These documents include:

Wills

Everyone should have a will — especially homeowners, business owners and people with minor children. Through a will, you can designate a guardian for your children, determine how your property should be distributed and reduce the risk of disputes.

Living Wills

In North Carolina, a living will, aka "Declaration for a Natural Death," allows you to voice your wishes now in the event that you can't later. It covers your preferences on end-of-life medical interventions in the event of an incapacitation injury or illness.

Powers Of Attorney

There are many different reasons why a person may need a power of attorney, including financial and health care planning. A power of attorney can be used in many different situations to designate who can make legal, financial, or medical decisions on your behalf.

A medical power of attorney gives broad powers to the person you designate as your health care agent to make medical decisions for you when you cannot make these decisions yourself — or cannot adequately communicate what you want.

A financial power of attorney (also called a "general" or "durable" power of attorney) empowers a loved one to manage your finances and property if you become incapacitated. Without it, they may not be able to access your bank accounts and other critical financial information.

Serving People From All Walks Of Life

You don't need to be wealthy to afford an estate plan. We offer affordable services for people from all backgrounds, including:

Take The First Step Toward Protecting What Matters

We make it easy for you: We offer evening and weekend appointments so you don't have to take time off work, and you can visit us at any of our four office locations in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro (appointment only) or Wilmington (appointment only). Call 800-403-7786 or contact us online to get started now.