Wills & Estates

Estate Planning Attorney

Estate Planning Services

In these uncertain times, Ecton Law Firm believes our clients deserve not only Peace of Mind with Taxes, but also Peace of Mind for their families. Many of our clients are extremely concerned about their health and mortality as a result of the COVID-19 Crisis. In our effort to protect and continue to provide that Peace of Mind for our clients, we are now offering affordable Estate Planning Services.

Brittany Scantland-Lall joined Ecton Law Firm to assist clients in affordable and essential Estate Planning. Everyone should be prepared. Brittany will tailor an Estate Plan specifically for you.

Basic Estate Planning

When people think of estate planning documents, they usually think of these 4 foundational documents: Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney/Living Will, and HIPAA form.

Child-Specific Planning

These documents help express your wishes for your kiddos in the event you are incapacitated or are deceased: Nomination of Guardian, successor guardian, temporary guardians, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney and ancillary instructions.

Advanced Planning

Every person’s situation is different, and sometimes more detailed documents are the best fit, some of which may include: Revocable Living Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, or Pet Trusts.

Sample Packages

Basic-4 Plan: for those who want to establish the four most common estate planning tools.

Includes:

Will (possible testamentary trust; nomination of guardian within will), Personal Property Memo, Asset Spreadsheet Template, Applicable Instructions for Testamentary Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney/Living Will, and HIPAA form.

Family Plan: for families who want to document detailed wishes concerning the care for minor children in addition to the basic estate planning documents.

Includes:

Will (possible testamentary trust; nomination of guardian within will), Personal Property Memo, Asset Spreadsheet, Applicable Instructions for Testamentary Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Acceptance of Durable Power of Attorney, Affidavit of Successor Agent, Health Care Power of Attorney, Optional NC Secretary of State Form, Living Will, HIPAA form, and child-specific documents (nomination of guardian & successor, nomination of temporary guardian, durable power of attorney and health care power of attorney).

Trust Plan: for those who want assurance and peace of mind knowing assets will be transferred to heirs with the most ease, convenience, and privacy possible.

Includes:

Will, Personal Property Memo, Asset Spreadsheet, Trust, Certification of Trust, Applicable Deeds, Assignment of Personal Property, Declaration of Trust, Applicable Instructions for Funding Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Acceptance of Durable Power of Attorney, Affidavit of Successor Agent, Health Care Power of Attorney, Optional NC Secretary of State Form, Living Will, HIPAA form, and child-specific documents (nomination of guardian & successor, nomination of temporary guardian, durable power of attorney and health care power of attorney).