The Lundell Law Firm is a North Carolina Wills & Estate Planning firm serving Union County. Our firm provides estate planning for individuals, child custody and visitation help and will represent you in a divorce. Sometimes, divorce and estate planning crosses paths. A person may have had a will and would like to change it because of a divorce – or may be newly divorced and would like to create a new will and trust to better provide for his or her children.
Wills, Trusts and Other Documents
Depending on your situation, you may need a simple will or you may need a trust, powers of attorney, will and more. When you have children, you need the appropriate documents to make sure your children are provided for should you die or become incapacitated. A combination of documents can give an adult child or other family member control of your assets if you cannot tend to business yourself. These documents also help avoid many probate fees when you pass, ensuring that your family – instead of the courts and others – gets as much of your estate as possible.
Custody and visitation issues can become complicated if both parents do not agree or if one parent knows or suspects the other of substance abuse or child abuse. The Lundell Law Firm helps families get to the bottom of custody and visitation problems using tools such as home studies and psychological evaluations in conjunction with discovery items such as police reports, domestic violence injunction filings and other evidence that shows the actions of one or both parents.
Because society usually dictates that children belong with their mother, a father’s rights may get overlooked, especially for a father going through a divorce without an attorney. The Lundell Law Firm fights for the rights of fathers in custody battles and spousal support battles.
Legal Terms and Laws
Whether you are going through a divorce or are trying to get your estate put together, you are going to run into legal terms and laws that may be difficult to understand. The Lundell Law Firm is here to explain laws and legal terms to you so that you can make an informed decision, whether it involved a divorce action or estate planning.
Retaining an attorney will save you money in the long run, especially for estate planning. If you don’t have a will, you will have more court fees as the estate goes through probate. Often, with a will, the estate doesn’t have to be probated.
Contact the Lundell Law Firm if you need help with estate planning, if you are considering divorce, or if you have been served with a petition for divorce.