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
Raleigh, NC 27612-2332
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.
Raleigh, NC 27601
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.