Asheville Estate Planning Attorney

Tailored strategies to safeguard your assets, loved ones, and  future from unforeseen challenges.

We help you prepare for unexpected twists while ensuring lifelong peace of mind.

Imagine if the unexpected occurred…

You already have an estate. You probably just didn’t know it.

Bank accounts, automobiles, residences, family heirlooms — these make up your estate.

Have you considered what might occur if you passed away unexpectedly without a plan?

In such a scenario, the state of North Carolina implements its default plan. This is called dying intestate.

It means a judge in a courtroom who has never met you or your family decides what happens to your estate. To your children. To your lifework.

Is that an outcome you’re comfortable with?

A well-crafted estate plan can prevent such a situation and give you and your family the peace of mind they need.

Contact us at (828) 707-9939 or click here to get started today.

Imagine if the unexpected occurred…

You already have an estate. You probably just didn’t know it.

Bank accounts, automobiles, residences, family heirlooms — these make up your estate.

Have you considered what might occur if you passed away unexpectedly without a plan?

In such a scenario, the state of North Carolina implements its default plan. This is called dying intestate.

This means a judge in a courtroom who has never met you or your family decides what happens to your estate. To your children. To your lifework.

Is that an outcome you’re comfortable with?

A well-crafted estate plan can prevent such a situation and give you and your family the peace of mind they need.

Contact us at (828) 707-9939 or click here to get started today.

What should be in my estate planning toolbox?

Here are some essential tools commonly included in estate planning:

Will

Similar to how a playbook outlines strategies and plays for a sports team, a will lays out the method for distributing your assets and property after your passing. It specifies who inherits your possessions, from your cherished book collection to family heirlooms. If you have minor children, it's where you select their guardian.

Trust

A trust functions like a treasure chest, safeguarding your assets from probate. Depending on the type of trust, it may also protect you from creditors, lawsuits, and unwanted family disputes.

Beneficiary Designations

These are like VIP passes for your assets, including retirement savings, life insurance, or bank accounts. They ensure a smooth transfer of your accounts to your loved ones upon passing.

Advance Directives for Health Care

These empower you to convey your healthcare preferences for certain medical decisions if you cannot do so.

Medical & Financial Powers of Attorney

In the event of a coma or a medical emergency, this document states who can make critical healthcare decisions on your behalf.

Lady Bird Deed

It allows you to control your property during your lifetime, protects it from Medicaid, and avoids probate after you pass.

Special Needs Trusts

A Special Needs Trust is a safety net for loved ones with disabilities or special needs. It preserves their eligibility for essential government benefits while offering supplemental support to enhance their quality of life.

Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

Our team addresses the unique legal challenges older adults face. We provide comprehensive solutions for long-term care and Medicaid planning to protect your assets, rights, and well-being.

How do you create my Estate Plan?

At The Forest Law Group, the initial step in crafting your plan involves us actively listening to you.

We’ll sit down to discuss your needs and goals to ensure that the plan we create is tailored precisely to what you want.

Here are some questions we’ll explore:

Throughout our consultation, we’ll explore various solutions and provide clear and easy-to-understand pricing.

By the end of our discussion, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your future.

Contact us at (828) 707-9939 or click here to get started today.

How can I ensure my savings stay with my loved ones after I pass?

We frequently receive this question, and it’s one that truly resonates with us.

We recognize the deep bond you share with your family. Every dime you’ve earned was with them in mind, and you wish for it to remain in their hands.

Yet, without a clear strategy, what you leave behind might not end up where you intend.

If you’ve found yourself on this page, you might be thinking:

You will find a profound sense of peace and assurance by finding answers to these questions and others.

Think of the weight off your shoulders, knowing all you’ve worked for and your loved ones are safeguarded.

Let’s shape a roadmap together to achieve just that for you!

Estate Planning isn’t just for when you pass away.

It is a process that can protect you while you are alive and your family after you pass away. 

Here’s how:

Security for Your Health and Finances

What if you were suddenly unable to make medical decisions or manage your finances?

Your estate plan advocates when you can't communicate, ensuring your wishes are honored.

Preservation of Your Legacy

Do you want specific individuals to inherit cherished possessions or assets?

Estate planning ensures your belongings go to the people you choose without uncertainty or disputes.

Protecting Your Beneficiaries

Is protecting your children's inheritance from potential threats vital to you?

An estate plan shields your legacy from creditors, lawsuits, former family members, and state intervention.

Escape From Probate

Seeking to avoid the complexities of probate court?

A well-structured estate plan keeps your affairs private, allowing your family to focus on grieving rather than navigating the legal process.

Don’t hesitate making the choice to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Your family (and yes, that includes you!) should have a future free of chaos and worry.

Your love for them brought you here today.

Allow us to guide you towards calm and shield you against the troubles of not planning. We’re here for the long haul with you.

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