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BRADY COBIN LAW GROUP, PLLC

Our Raleigh estate and elder law attorneys are committed to honoring the life, work and charity of every individual.

Andrew was knowledgeable and helped me update my estate documents and offered sound advice.

- Cindy, Estate Planning

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Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

4141 Parklake Ave Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 322-8670

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About Our Estate Planning Law Office in Raleigh, NC

The estate planning attorneys of Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC, honor the life, work, and charitable giving of individuals and families in the Raleigh area. We take pride in providing thoughtful estate planning advice and compassionate advocacy for our clients.

Brady Cobin Law Group is ready to help you plan for the future or handle matters more efficiently if you find yourself having to make difficult decisions after an unforeseen loss.

At Brady Cobin Law Group, we help our clients understand their options and how each decision addresses their needs and goals. We work with them to make the necessary plans for the future and their family’s well-being. We are a boutique Raleigh law firm that concentrates on estate planning and elder care issues. Our focus is on the quality of the personalized legal service we provide each client rather than the quantity of cases we handle.

If you are considering estate planning in Raleigh, contact the attorneys at Brady Cobin Law Firm. Our attorneys focus on bringing compassion and comprehensive knowledge to address the issues that all families must eventually face.

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We are ready to answer your questions about estate planning and to work with you to make sure your desires are implemented.

About Our Estate Planning Attorneys

Founding partner Dan Brady is a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. In addition to having practiced law since 1982, he is a Certified Public Accountant. He brings a CPA’s financial acumen to the complicated tax issues that often arise in estate planning.

Andrew Cobin chose to enter the specialty of estate planning and elder law when he began practicing law in 2005. His unwavering commitment to excellence and to helping individuals protect their families’ futures is built upon his seven years of character-building experience as a Navy JAG officer.

Let Us Help You Secure Your Family’s Future

Our Raleigh estate planning attorneys help individuals and families make well-informed, forward-looking decisions about the final disposition of their estates and personal property. With comprehensive estate planning, you can be assured that you have plans in place for your long-term care and end-of-life decisions, and which reduce probate fees and inheritance taxes. Estate planning also protects families with children in the event of an untimely death.

Our compassionate and experienced Raleigh attorneys can assist you with four areas of planning for your family’s future:

  • Estate planning involves preparing legal tools to manage your assets in the event of your incapacitation or death. This includes preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. The goal is to minimize estate and transfer taxes and to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your desires.
  • Elder law is an area of estate planning that helps individuals plan for and manage issues that naturally arise as we age. Elder law focuses on maintaining and directing health care, particularly as we near the end of life. We can work with you to obtain Medicare / Medicaid and Social Security benefits, and handle crisis management health care planning.
  • Estate administration, or probate administration, is the legal process of distributing the assets and property of a deceased person to his or her heirs. Probate requires providing information to the local court, which ensures that legal requirements, such as validating a will, are met. In North Carolina, many smaller estates can be settled through alternatives that are less complex and time-consuming than probate.
  • Estate litigation is sometimes required if there is a dispute over a will, distribution of assets, or execution of powers of attorney. Our estate litigation attorneys can assist you with such cases as well as with cases involving guardianship and competency issues, financial abuse of an elder, trust fraud, trustee bad faith and other issues.

Additional estate planning and elder law issues we can assist you with include:

  • Charitable Giving PlansLeaving a gift that supports a favorite charity, school or other nonprofit organization is a way many individuals and families promote their values and create a legacy in their name. A significant philanthropic donation made during your lifetime or upon your death can be structured as part of a comprehensive estate plan for full financial benefit to your estate. Planned charitable gifts may establish tax advantages for the estate and income for you and your loved ones during your lifetime.
  • Small Business PlanningBusiness succession planning protects the value of the business that you have devoted your working life to building, at the point when you are no longer able to run it. Business exit scenarios include liquidating and closing, selling to another party or transferring ownership of your company to a family member. Proper business succession planning establishes arrangements for your retirement and the unexpected, whether it involves a short-term or long-term incapacity due to illness or an untimely death.
  • Digital Assets Planning: Digital assets are a relatively new realm of value within an estate. Anything from digital music to website content and domain names, or Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies has transferrable value, which should be a part of your estate planning. We can help you identify and plan for disposition of digital files and other assets that you can transfer as part of a will or another legal conveyance. We can also advise you about digital assets that are licensed, such as software, which may not be transferable. Proper estate planning for digital assets can prevent identity theft and continued charges against the estate for subscriptions and services that should be terminated.

For more information, check our practice areas below:

We Provide Estate Planning Services for Raleigh, NC

North Carolina’s capital city has for decades topped the annual lists of our country’s best places to live, work and start businesses. Raleigh regularly tops the national average as well as North Carolina’s average for individual and household income, and current and future job growth. Meanwhile, unemployment is low, and cost of living is near the national average in most categories.

Many Raleigh residents will accumulate substantial estates over their lifetimes and can benefit from planning that provides financial security and peace of mind about how the assets will one day be distributed to heirs and other beneficiaries. Regardless of the amount or value of your belongings, it is a gift to your family to plan ahead and address elder law matters pertaining to your medical and health care needs and estate planning. It also ensures that you decide how the assets are distributed rather than a court.

Estate planning can be an emotional undertaking, but it is best done when you have a clear mind and are not under pressure to make decisions. We counsel clients to take their time as they consider the options we explain to them, just as we take the time to discuss and understand their goals and values so we can craft an estate plan that honors their wishes. We also suggest clients review estate plans after 10 years for potential updates necessitated by changes in the tax code and/or in their needs and desires.

Our law office is conveniently located in the Crabtree Valley Mall area, just off the Raleigh I-440 Beltline, with plentiful free parking. Our address:

Address: 4141 Parklake Avenue
Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612-2332
(919) 322-8670

Our attorneys are available during regular business hours, as well as by appointment on evenings and weekends.

We offer a variety of payment options to meet the circumstances of each client, including fixed fees for some estate planning and administration services, and contingency fees for some estate litigation matters.

Heading to Probate in Wake County

In many situations after someone dies, a representative for the deceased must be appointed by the court to collect the deceased’s assets, pay the deceased’s valid debts, and distribute the deceased’s property to the proper persons or organizations. This process is known as probate or estate administration. Probating the will refers to the process by which a court determines that a purported will is actually the final will and testament of the deceased individual and is legally valid for passing title to property.

Probate is supervised by Clerk of Court for the local Superior Court in each county. The Estates and Wills office for Raleigh / Wake County residents is located in the Wake County Courthouse in downtown Raleigh. The physical location is:

Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville St.
12th floor
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone 919-792-4450.

If your loved one’s estate must go through probate, your attorney from the Brady Cobin Law Group will guide you. We have more than 35 years of experience helping families navigate this complex process in Wake County. In addition to helping with court-required forms and proceedings, we can assist the executor of a will, an administrator of an estate without a will, the trustee/beneficiary of a trust and/or the recipient of a significant inheritance. 

Executors and administrators of estates have legal obligations to the estate and court that must be met, often within specific deadlines. Our dedicated lawyers can help guide you through the process and make sure that you’re complying with all the requirements of your position.

Trustees and beneficiaries also have legal obligations, as well as rights, and we can help you manage them to your financial benefit as well as to ensure your decisions and actions remain within the bounds of the law.

Contact Our Raleigh Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys

If you have questions or concerns about a will, trust, power of attorney, medical care directive or another estate planning or elder law matter, contact a compassionate and experienced estate planning attorney at Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, NC, today. To schedule a consultation, please reach out to us at (919) 782-3500 or contact us online.

OUR LOCATION

Raleigh Office

4141 Parklake Ave #130,
Raleigh, NC 27612,
United States(US)
(919) 322-8670

Wake Forest Office

1760 Heritage Cente Dr Suite 103,
Wake Forest, NC 27587,
United States(US)
(984) 205-6377

OFFICE HOUR

Monday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed in weekends

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