Jennifer MercerEstate and Trust Administration Paralegal & Firm Process Development Manager
- Carolina Family Estate Planning
- 201 Commonwealth Ct #100 Cary, NC 27511
Jennifer ‘fell into’ – her phrase – a career in law. She was making ends meet as a babysitter immediately after graduating from Meredith College when one of her charge’s fathers, a lawyer, mentioned that he was looking for a paralegal. She interviewed, was hired, and, almost overnight was a real estate paralegal with exactly zero experience.
Which slowed her down not one bit. Jennifer’s Communication degree came in handy, as did her virtually insatiable penchant for research and ready capacity to watch, listen, read, and learn.
Jennifer did not similarly ‘fall into’ estate planning and probate work.
Two weeks after she turned twenty-one her mother was killed by a drunk driver. It was a terrible time... made worse by the daunting, seemingly never-ending probate process that made her feel 'like an outsider.' It seemed to Jennifer that there had to be a better way to help people understand and navigate the complexities of settling a loved one's estate.
Unsurprisingly, Jennifer decided she would eventually work in an estate planning and probate firm. We're glad she chose Carolina Family Estate Planning.
Jennifer knows on a deeply personal level how much the probate process can hurt – even when it goes smoothly – and she wants to be there for people going through it. As she puts it, “I can’t fix the loss, but I can help relieve the stress and worry often associated with a loved one’s passing.”
She does that well, with, of course, hugs as necessary.
Jennifer lives in Clayton with her husband, Joel, and daughters Ivy and Olivia. She hates grocery shopping to the point where she not only grows a ton of produce steps from her kitchen door, but recently raised six hens. We have no word on when the cows will arrive.
The family spends a lot of time outside camping and four-wheeling with other Land Rover enthusiasts... except when NC State is playing. Then, it’s Wolfpack all the way.