Wills & Estate Planning Attorney Services
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When it comes to protecting yourself, your family, and your financial future, you can have confidence in the Cotton Law Firm. From wills to estate planning we strive, to deliver reliable representation every step of the way. Give our firm a call today to learn more about how we can help serve you.
Are you seeking guidance regarding a matter related to wills & estate planning?
Our experienced family law attorney will guide you through the process of ending your marriage, including handling legal and financial matters such as division of assets and debts, spousal support, and child custody and support arrangements.
Child Custody & Visitation
Our dedicated attorney will help you establish child custody and visitation arrangements that prioritize your child’s best interests, advocating for fair parenting time and fostering healthy relationships between parents and their children.
Ensuring the well-being of your child is our top priority. Our attorney will assist in calculating and enforcing child support obligations, ensuring that your child receives the financial support they need to thrive.
Alimony & Spousal Support
Our lawyer will assist in determining, negotiating, and modifying spousal support arrangements to ensure fairness and financial stability for both parties. We will advocate for your rights and pursue a resolution that reflects your unique circumstances.
We offer skilled guidance in navigating the complex process of dividing marital property. Our attorney will work diligently to protect your interests and secure a fair distribution of assets, taking into account factors such as contributions to the marriage and individual financial circumstances.
Domestic Violence & Protective Orders
If you are experiencing domestic violence or need protection from your abuser, our attorney will provide compassionate and effective legal representation. We will help you obtain protective orders, ensuring your safety and advocating for your rights during this challenging time.
Wills & Estate Planning
If you’re ready to draft a will, it’s imperative to have a trustworthy, knowledgeable estate planning lawyer by your side. Our firm will establish and document your final wishes and safeguard your estate. During the complex process, we’ll provide guidance, security, and peace of mind; ensuring your requests are communicated and completed specifically as you wish.
Do I even need a will?
Yes. A will allows you to direct how you want your real and personal property to be distributed upon your death. Without a will, your property will be distributed according to state statutes.
Can't I just get a form on the internet?
You could, but you may not have met the specific Will requirements of NC by doing so. Also, language in those documents could be ambiguous and your wishes may end up not being carried out as you wanted.
Who should I name as my executor in my will?
You should name someone you trust absolutely who understands what your wishes are and will follow those instructions.
Where should I keep my executed will?
The will should be kept somewhere safely such as a safe deposit box where it is accessible when necessary but not where it can be easily destroyed or stolen.
What about healthcare power of attorneys, living wills, and general power of attorneys? Do I need those?
In order to have a comprehensive plan, it is best to have all these documents prepared in advance so your wishes are documented in writing in the event you become incapacitated.