Welcome to NC Estate Planning Online[Coming Soon]
NC Online Estate Planning, brought to you by The Elderlaw Firm, is ideal if you’d like a “do-it-yourself” option to have properly drafted, up-to-date legal documents with oversight from an experienced estate planning attorney to avoid costly mistakes.
Your plan will give you control over who will:
- Make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated
- Get information about your medical condition in an emergency
- Settle your estate and “who gets what” after your passing
- Care for your minor children if you pass away unexpectantly
This allows you to get essential legal documents everyone needs, quickly and affordably, prepared in accordance with North Carolina law. Taking just a few minutes to complete this important, yet too often neglected task, ensures that both you and your loved ones have peace of mind and that your estate gets administered according to YOUR wishes, and not those of the State of North Carolina.
Quick and Easy: The North Carolina Online Estate Planning Process
The first step is to register and create your profile. Next, simply answer a series of questions. We use this information to draft your estate planning documents.
You will be asked to review your answers to the questions before you submit them.
You would pay for your estate plan online by credit card through our secure site. Then you will receive a link to our firm calendar so that you can set up your 30-minute virtual review meeting with one of our attorneys. We will prepare your documents using the information you provide us. We’ll email the initial draft of your documents (for review and not for signing) to you within 2 business days.
During our virtual meeting together, we will review with you your estate planning documents and answer your questions. You will then have the opportunity to further review your documents carefully after the meeting.
Your documents are effective only after they have been properly signed, witnessed and notarized. You can schedule a time to sign your estate planning documents at our office. There is no charge to do your signing at our office.
The Documents Included in Your North Carolina Online Estate Planning Service
Your plan will include all of the following essential legal documents:
- Last Will and Testament
- Durable Power of Attorney for finances
- Health Care Power of Attorney for medical decisions
- Medical Privacy Release for HIPAA
- Living Will
What You’ll Need to Get Started
This questionnaire should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. You will need: Full legal name(s) of your spouse and/or children (if applicable), your desired guardian(s) for your children (if applicable), and the full legal names of you would like to settle your estate (your Executors) and the person(s) you would like to serve as Agent under your Power of Attorney.
If any questions arise while completing the questionnaire, you are encouraged to jot them down and bring with you to your signing appointment.
Please note that there are default designations listed throughout the questionnaire (example: if married, your spouse is your executor and your estate would go to him/her).
This approach is designed to help in many typical situations. The questionnaire will notify you if, at any time, your situation will require a more comprehensive appointment due to your planning needs. More customized planning is also available through our office, although not online. When you call our office, we will be glad to provide you with a price range for our customized services.
If you have any further questions please call our office at 336-378-1122 or email [email protected]