Wills

Last Will and Testament

In the simplest of terms, a last will and testament is a legal document that dictates what will happen to your possessions, property, and other assets upon your death. When someone dies without a will, they are said to of died “intestate,” and the laws of North Carolina will decide how property is to be distributed. Furthermore, if you have children, the state would be in charge of deciding who is to care for your minor children. With that having a last will and testament that specifically outlines your wishes is crucial to making sure that your possessions and property are distributed in a way you would like, and that you have input into whom should be names as guardian of your minor children.

Even if you have a small estate, or do not have any children, it is still important to create a last will and testament so that your property, possessions, and other assets will be distributed in a way that you see fit.

At Rech Law, P.C., we can prepare a last will and testament that fits your specific wants and needs.

Living Will

A living will, also known as an advanced healthcare directive, is a legal document that expresses an individual’s desire to either be kept alive through the use of medical technology should he or she become terminal and unable to express his or her wishes. Having a living will in place will make your desires clear, and avoid conflicting opinions regarding your care from your loved ones. In most circumstances, a living will works in conjunction with a healthcare power of attorney. We recommend that you discuss wishes regarding end of life care and life support with your loved ones and your designated agent.

At Rech Law, P.C., we can help explain your options to you regarding a living will and create one that most reflects your wishes.