Practice Areas Wills and Estates

Attorneys with Battle Winslow practice estate planning and estate administration.  A person’s estate comprises the assets owned at that person’s death.   Estate administration is the legal process of handling those assets according to the person’s estate plan or by the intestacy laws of North Carolina, which govern assets when the decedent died without a valid Last Will and Testament.  Certain assets need to go through probate, a process for transferring ownership from a decedent to his or her beneficiaries.  Minimizing probate can save work, time and money for the decedent’s family.  Our attorneys can help you handle the decedent’s debts and legally distribute any remaining assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

Our estate planning attorneys understand the estate administration process, and they use that knowledge to guide recommendations when helping a client establish an estate plan. Estate planning can include the use of trusts, lifetime giving, powers of attorneys, Last Wills and Testaments.  These documents and techniques can help protect your family after you are gone.  Succession planning is crucial for businesses and families, and peace of mind can only come after getting your affairs in order.  

Please contact one of our estate planning attorneys if you need to set your affairs in order and know that when the time comes, Battle Winslow will be here to help administer the plan efficiently.