Hickory, NC Estate Planning & Probate Attorney

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In an uncertain world, a well-drafted estate plan can give you and your family peace of mind, and the sense that you are as prepared as you can be for whatever life has in store. Your estate plan should give you confidence that after your death, your assets will be distributed as you intend, and your loved ones provided for.

But estate planning is not just about what happens after your death. Your estate plan should also include documents that anticipate the possibility that you will need assistance during your lifetime. Medical and financial powers of attorney allow you to choose someone you trust to make decisions for your benefit if you become unable to manage your own affairs.

At Raven M. Barron, PLLC, we are committed to helping families. This includes helping them to prepare for a secure future, especially after a family transition such as adopting a child or going through divorce.

North Carolina Estate Planning Services

Raven M. Barron, PLLC offers a broad range of estate planning services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services include:

  • Wills
  • Guardianship
  • Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney

Our approach to estate planning starts with listening to you and understanding what you hope to achieve with your estate plan, whether that is ensuring the security of your family, minimizing taxes, or avoiding probate. Then we custom-design a plan to address your concerns and meet your goals.

North Carolina Estate Administration

When you have lost a loved one, the last thing you want is to confront a mountain of confusing paperwork in order to administer their estate. Raven M. Barron, PLLC guides families through the North Carolina estate administration (probate) process with an eye toward minimizing their stress and efficiently handling estate business.

Our probate services include helping the personal representative (executor) of an estate with:

  • Identifying, locating, valuing, and securing estate assets
  • Submitting the will to probate
  • Paying legitimate debts of the estate
  • Filing and paying income tax for the estate
  • Preparing reports, inventories, and accountings required by the probate court
  • Responding to any challenges to a will
  • Distributing estate assets according to the terms of a will, or state law where there is no will

We understand what you’re going through as you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one, and we offer both the professional advice you need and the personal attention you deserve at this challenging time.

Raven M. Barron, PLLC works with families in Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties and the surrounding areas of Western North Carolina. We invite you to contact Raven M. Barron PLLC to schedule a consultation about your probate and estate administration needs. We look forward to working with you.