A Will is a legal document in which you set forth specific directions for the transfer of your assets upon your death. If you die without a Will, North Carolina statutes will direct the disposition of these assets.

Close-up photo of a will with a fountain pen lying across the title 'Last Will and Testament'
For a will to be valid in North Carolina it must meet certain requirements. In most cases, it should be signed by you (the Testator) and two “disinterested” witnesses. In addition, in order for the Will to be self-proving, you and the witnesses must make certain statements in the presence of a notary public. A self-proving Will can be probated by the court without the need for locating the witnesses upon your death.

Wills also allow you to designate who you would like to serve as your Executor. Your Executor is the person who handles your estate administration after you pass away. If you have minor children, your Will allows you to designate who will serve as the Guardians for your children. You can also do trust planning in a Will through a testamentary trust.

We look forward to assisting you with the important decisions you will need to make in order to complete and execute your Will.