Effective Legal Counsel From A Pender County Native

Optimal Estate Planning And Administration

You do not need to be wealthy to benefit from estate planning. Having a will or a trust greatly reduces the likelihood of a stressful estate administration for your loved ones after your death. At the Law Office of Zachary S. Rivenbark in Burgaw, I help clients from all walks of life with their estate planning. I enjoy helping community members express their wishes in legal documents that formalize how their estate is settled when the time comes.

Complete Planning Has Its Advantages

More than just writing a will, a comprehensive estate plan can include:

  • One or more trusts that avoid taxes
  • A living will that legally states your medical preferences
  • Naming an appointee to carry out medical decisions if you are incapacitated
  • Naming an administrator of your estate

If you have an estate plan that is more than five years old, or from another state, it pays to review it with an experienced estate planning lawyer. I can look at your documents and suggest how they can be optimized. For out-of-state wills, there may be elements of your plan that will not stand up to North Carolina laws. I can ensure that your plan fully complies with this state’s regulations.

Avoid Probate

Your assets and property, when put in a trust, can avoid probate and go directly to them. This enables your heirs to avoid unnecessary court fees and taxes. With several trust options, I can listen to your needs and suggest trusts that would be best for your situation.

Let’s Talk Today

Give Law Office of Zachary S. Rivenbark a call today at 910-663-1658, and we can schedule an initial consultation. You can also email my Burgaw office to get in touch. I serve clients throughout Pender County and I look forward to helping you.