Most of us are only immortal until we are thirty. After that we need to make some plans. This becomes especially true when major life changes, such as getting married or having a baby, alter how our estates will be distributed in the event of death. Larry McBennett utilizes his near 30 years of transactional experience when maintaining Everett Gaskins Hancock’s estate planning practice.
Years of experience in helping families with estate matters have persuaded Mr. McBennett that if you have only one document in your house it should be your will. North Carolina’s laws are such that you can have your wishes respected while reducing the possibility of emotional conflicts within your family as you age or pass away. Mr. McBennett’s legal services in this area are targeted to fit the needs of the middle class. He has knowledge to ask the questions you need to address in order to have a proper will prepared and to set up a stand-by trust for your minor children.
Mr. McBennet can also walk you through the implications of a general financial power of attorney or a health care power of attorney. In a more specialized vein, he has experience helping clients that need to establish a special needs trust for a disabled adult child in order to preserve eligibility for essential governmental benefits. The firm can also handle guardianship proceedings for disabled or older adults and advise clients on succession planning for family businesses.
In assisting our clients, we are always mindful that each client matter requires sensitivity to individual needs and personal privacy. Mr. McBennett will ask you the questions. You simply provide the answers. Then he drafts the documents needed to achieve your wishes.