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Eastern North Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm

Helping your family plan for the future

Since 1981, Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. has helped Eastern North Carolina families with all aspects of estate planning. Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge about law, finances and business and extensive experience applying sophisticated estate planning methods that precisely meet our clients’ unique needs. We can help you with:

  • Estate litigation
  • Creating an estate plan
  • Drafting wills
  • Establishing living trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Asset protection
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance directives
  • Drafting living wills

Creating the best estate plan

Our attorneys review your family arrangements, financial situations and philosophical goals to advise you on the best approach to planning your estate distribution. We thoroughly analyze your objectives and strategize the best means of:

  • Transferring your assets
  • Minimizing taxes
  • Establishing guardianship for your minor children
  • Supporting personal philanthropic causes
  • Caring for your pets
  • Protecting your loved ones

Writing your last will and testament

A will provides you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your loved ones and otherwise express your wishes upon your death.  A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your minor children and even what happens to your beloved pet — decisions that might not reflect your desires. Our attorneys can draft a valid will that ensures your intentions are honored.

Establishing a living trust

We evaluate whether specific legal tools can benefit your estate and discuss your many options. Also called a revocable trust, a living trust can provide for continued care of minor children or an incapacitated family member. If your assets are held in a living trust, your heirs may avoid probate, which expedites the distribution of assets and keeps the estate’s private information out of the public records. We can prepare the documents necessary to establish a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.

Contact Morehead City estate planning lawyers who can help you plan

Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. is located in Morehead City, NC and serves clients in and around Jacksonville, Morehead, Havelock and New Bern, throughout Carteret, Craven and Onslow counties.

Call Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. at 252-726-2000 or contact the firm online to schedule your free consultation.