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Most of us have heard of Wills, also known as a Last Will and Testament, but few people fully understand what a Will can do and why you need one. These documents form the foundation of any estate plan. You may or may not need other legal instruments in estate planning, but a Will is a basic requirement if you own anything at all. Without a Will, your property and assets will be distributed by a probate court according to North Carolina’s “intestacy” laws. That means you will have no say in how your property is transferred. It will be left up to the court to decide, based on inheritance laws. 

At Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., our capable legal team can provide you with the guidance needed to create a valid Will tailored to your specific estate, needs, goals, and family considerations. Our attorneys can use their extensive knowledge to ensure that your heirs, beneficiaries, and property are protected with a Will that meets the necessary legal standards to remain enforceable in court.

Reach out to Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C. to arrange for your free initial consultation about your legal needs with a Shelby Will Attorney. Call us at (704) 396-5155 or reach us online. 

What Does a Will Do?

A simple Will allows you to do the following:

  • Name your property and assets that you wish to pass on to others
  • Name the heirs and beneficiaries whom you wish to receive property and assets with details about what they are to receive
  • Name an executor to oversee the administration of your Will
  • Name a trusted person to act as a guardian to care for any minor children you leave behind
  • Name someone to manage whatever property or assets you leave your minor children

The only requirements for making a Will in North Carolina are that you must be 18 years of age or older and of “sound mind.” To fully implement your Will, you must sign it before two witnesses and those witnesses must sign it in your presence. These witnesses must be disinterested parties to the Will who have nothing to gain from it. 

You may or may not have your Will notarized. However, “self-proving” your Will by having it notarized can streamline the probate process. 

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Protect Your Loved Ones & Property

You may believe that a simple Will is only necessary for senior citizens. However, anyone who has property and/or children should create such a document to provide legal protection should it be needed. Without a Will, your family will be subject to North Carolina law instead of protected by your Will. It is especially vital for those with children; you will want to ensure that they are raised by your preferred guardian(s) as opposed to someone you might never consider. Simple Wills also protect your spouse should you pass away because it ensures that he or she will receive the family property and assets automatically without a time-consuming determination by the court. 

Book Your Free Initial Consultation with an Attorney Today

Use our contact form or call Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C. today to request an appointment with one of our Shelby attorneys for simple Wills. 

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