One of the most common misconceptions we encounter here at Carolina Family Estate Planning is the idea that as long as you have written down how you want your assets divided, your estate is "safe."

We wish it were that easy, but unfortunately, that could not be further from the truth. North Carolina Estate Planning is never the same for any two families. Factors like the amount of assets, number of children, anticipated debts, family dynamics, and even the state you live in can all affect how your wishes will be carried out after you are gone.

That is why we educate the public on North Carolina Asset Protection and encourage readers to enlist the help of an experienced North Carolina estate planning and asset protection firm before creating a will or trust on their own.

You don’t know what you don’t know.

That’s where we can help. We can help you understand the long-term consequences of different planning options and how they may impact your family.

Because when tragedy strikes, it’s your family who will be left dealing with the mess.

For many, those quick, cheap solutions end up being nothing more than ticking time bombs for their family because failed plans often lead to unnecessary expenses, delays, taxes, stress, and family conflict.

When you hire us, you’re hiring a professional team to guide you through getting your affairs in order and keeping them up-to-date throughout your lifetime and we’ll be there for your loved ones when you can’t be.

The fees for our planning packages aren’t based on the documents. Rather, our fees are based upon the advice, guidance, counsel and support needed to implement the type of planning selected.

So, how do you choose a law firm, if not based on price?

Before you meet with or hire a law firm, you must read our special report, How to Choose a Will or Trust Lawyer: A Guide for Finding, Interviewing, and Choosing an Estate Planning Lawyer So You Can Avoid Getting Ripped Off and Leaving Your Family with a Great Big Mess, which highlights some of most common errors we see people make in hiring a law firm, plus it outlines a simple 6-step process for choosing your attorney.

You can get it here for free.

Please do yourself and your family a favor and read it. Simply asking “How much for a will or trust?” will not help you make a smart and loving decision for your family.

Instead, begin with, “What do I need to do to make things as easy for my family as possible and provide as much protection for them as possible if something happens to me?”

At Carolina Family Estate Planning, we
help people
build better lives by
planning for a 
secure future,
protecting and building wealth, and
creating lasting legacies.


Jackie Bedard
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Attorney, Author, and Founder of Carolina Family Estate Planning