Practice Area

Estate Planning

Soni Brendle’s attorneys can walk hand-in-hand with you as you move forward in your life plans.

The Impact of Estate Planning

Many people believe that Estate Planning does not impact them. On countless occasions, married couples with children believe everything will automatically go to their spouse. This is completely incorrect and the reason why the lawyers at Soni Brendle help walk individuals and families walk through estate planning issues to avoid either substantial involvement by the court system, or worse, funds from an estate going to unintended persons.

The Basic Elements of An Estate Plan

A Last Will and Testament

This document dictates to the court what happens with your real property, personal property, and accounts so that North Carolina law is overridden.

Our attorneys know how to tailor documents to insure that your estate plans are properly executed.

Living Will/Advanced Directive

The hardest thing for anyone to think about is their own passing. The hardest thing for your family members to think about is guessing your personal desires as far as care in a life altering or ending event. The Living Will or Advanced Directive relieves the guilt that can be placed upon family and friends by being forced to make decisions without knowing your desires.

Health Care Power of Attorney

All too often, many people neglect a Health Care Power of Attorney. In the event a tragic event renders an individual incapacitated, this can cause unnecessary disruption and delay in care unless this document is put into place with your primary care physician.

Durable Power of Attorney

An essential piece of the Estate Plan during your life might be to put a Power of Attorney in place given your financial circumstances. Our skilled attorneys can assist with finalizing these documents.

You need a desire to reduce the burdens of uncertainty or the law in what happens with your personal items, your funds, your health, and your life.

You Don’t Have to Be Rich

You don’t have to be “rich” to need an Estate Plan. You simply need to have people that you care about as well as the desire to reduce the burdens of uncertainty or the law in what happens with your personal items, your funds, your health, and your life.

Andrew Brendle

Partner

Ketan Soni

Partner

Jessica A. Maybin

Paralegal