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Raleigh Wills & Estates Law Firm

There is never a bad time to have a good plan

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has helped individuals across North Carolina develop effective estate planning strategies that protect their interests and goals — now and in the future.

From simple wills to complex family succession plans, the key to successful estate planning is a clear understanding of our clients’ goals. Our reputation is based on our ability to ensure that our clients have the tools necessary to make informed, objective decisions as they develop their legacy plan.

A wide array of services offered by Raleigh lawyers

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP provides a wide array of services relating to personal estate planning. This includes:

  • Development and advice on wills
  • Probate process
  • Probate avoidance techniques
  • Irrevocable property trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Lifetime gifting
  • Health care power of attorney
  • Financial power of attorney
  • Family partnerships
  • Limited liability companies
  • Valuation discount strategies
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Other charitable gifting strategies

The firm is fully equipped to advise executors, administrators and trustees on how to best to manage estates and trusts.

The value of an integrated approach

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP takes an integrated approach to estate planning. Multiple aspects of the law are reviewed to assure our clients’ plans not only accurately document their desires, but are also optimized within the context of laws that will impact their heirs. This means every client benefits from the knowledge and experience of our attorneys in the areas of administrative law, taxes, business law, criminal law, real estate and taxation, along with the best practices of estate planning.

Getting started with our Raleigh Law Firm

When you become our client, an attorney will review your tax and personal needs to determine the type of document and estate plan that is right for you. As part of the process, we will prepare all forms of powers of attorney stipulating who can act on your behalf, and create advance directives for healthcare choices regarding end-of-life decisions and living wills.

From there we develop effective estate planning strategies and facilitate probate by:

  • Preparing and filing a will and other required documents
  • Assessing a decedent’s assets
  • Identifying liabilities
  • Determining potential creditors
  • Reconciling all personal representative (executor) transactions
  • Distributing the assets
  • Resolving disputes raised by beneficiaries and other interested parties.

You should have a will

None of us knows what the future holds. However, if you are over 18 years old, you need a properly drawn will. We urge that you speak with one of our estate planning attorneys to ensure your wishes are documented in writing.

We take our role of counselors, confidants and advisors seriously because you and your heirs deserve nothing less than our best.

Serving North Carolina clients for more than 50 years

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has provided comprehensive legal services to individuals and businesses in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Wake County and throughout North Carolina from offices by the state capitol for over half a century. Our attorneys are licensed to practice before all North Carolina state and federal courts. Call (919) 899-9827 today, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys about your concerns.


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