Helping You Decide And Honoring Your Wishes

As we age, we naturally think about end-of-life issues and this is when many of us consider a will. Creating an estate plan is important for every adult though, regardless of age. At The Jonas Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we see firsthand how a thorough estate plan helps our clients decide on important issues and ensures that others honor their wishes. Estate planning puts you in control of your life and assets.

What Happens If You Don't Have An Estate Plan?

Many people procrastinate on creating an estate plan because it can be unpleasant to think about or they do not realize how important a plan is. However, you should consider one for several reasons.

If you happen to pass away without a will, the state of North Carolina is in charge of distributing your property and making decisions about your children and estate. It will proceed without any knowledge of you and what you would have wanted.

Estate plans are not just to protect your assets after you pass away. You can legally state your wishes regarding your health care in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself anymore. You can also appoint someone to care for your children if you can no longer do so.

Create A Plan That Protects What You Care About

Rebecca Pomeroy and Richard Jonas are our law firm's estate planning attorneys. Attorney Pomeroy is a fourth-generation lawyer with the firm and attorney Jonas is her cousin.

They chose this area of legal practice because of the satisfaction of helping people and giving them peace of mind about their future. We understand that these can be emotional decisions. We are here to guide you through these choices and in the best ways to accomplish your goals.

We can build a well-rounded plan that meets all of your needs. Our services include:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Living trusts
  • Health care directives
  • Powers of attorney

We Can Guide You Through Probate

If one of your family members has passed away, we can guide you through the legal matters as you cope. We will be at your side throughout the probate process to ensure that the will is correctly followed and the estate properly distributed. If there is no will, we will walk you through probate administration.

Our law firm also aids family members and heirs when there is a contested will or trust. These issues can require a civil lawsuit but we will work to determine the best course of action to settle the dispute.

Ask About Your Options Today

We welcome inquiries about estate planning options and probate. We would be happy to help you. Please contact us online or call 704-666-1210 to schedule an appointment.

We have offices in Lincolnton and Denver, and we meet clients at our Gastonia office by appointment. We serve clients throughout Lincoln County.