Summerfield Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer

Estate planning can be a complex and overwhelming process, but it’s essential for families in Summerfield, North Carolina who want to protect their assets and ensure that their loved ones are taken care of after they’re gone. 

That’s where our law firm comes in. 

We focus on estate planning and probate, and we’re dedicated to helping families with net worths over $1 million and households earning over $100,000 per year create comprehensive plans that safeguard their assets and provide for their loved ones.

Our attorneys understand that every family is unique, and that’s why we take a personalized approach to estate planning. We’ll work with you to understand your goals and objectives, and we’ll create a plan that reflects your wishes and provides for your loved ones. We’ll also be there for you every step of the way, answering your questions, providing guidance, and making sure that your estate plan is implemented correctly.

Contact a Summerfield estate planning and probate lawyer from Apple Payne Law, PLLC today.

What’s Included in an Estate Plan?

Estate planning isn’t just about writing a will. It’s also about creating trusts, powers of attorney, and other important documents that will ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. 


Trusts can provide a number of benefits, including protecting assets from creditors, reducing taxes, and providing for your loved ones after you’re gone. 

Our attorneys have experience creating a variety of trusts, including revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, and special needs trusts, and we’ll help you choose the right trust for your needs.

Business Succession Planning

Business succession planning is important, too, for those residents in Summerfield who have a family-owned business, and we can help you ensure that the hard work, long hours, sweat and tears you put into building your business is passed down to your family in accordance with your wishes as well as to deal with any hiccups that may arise along the way. 

We own a small business too—we understand the triumphs and tribulations of owning a business and can help you strategize for both near and long-term goals.

What Is Probate?

Apple Payne Law also provides probate services to help families navigate the legal process after a loved one’s passing. We’ll handle the paperwork, communicate with the court, and make sure that your loved one’s assets are distributed according to their wishes.

In addition to estate planning and probate, our law firm also offers a wide range of legal services, including family law and residential real estate closings. We understand that every client is unique, and we take the time to get to know you and your specific needs. We are dedicated to providing personalized service and achieving the best possible outcomes for you and your family.

FAQ: Summerfield Estate Planning and Probate

Is estate planning expensive? 

Estate planning is tailored to your family and financial dynamic. Therefore the costs of estate planning will depend on the amount and type of assets you have and the kinds of tools and legal services that would be most beneficial to you. 

What can trusts do?

Trusts can help you:

  • Avoid probate and probate litigation
  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Avoid legal issues down the road
  • Speed up asset transfer to your beneficiaries

What is the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust?

A revocable trust can be updated as your life situations change. An irrevocable trust, on the other hand, cannot be changed once it’s finalized. But irrevocable trusts are useful because they avoid some estate taxes.

Need Estate Planning or Probate Help in Summerfield? Give Us a Call

Don’t let estate planning and probate be a source of stress for your family. 

Contact Apple Payne Law today to schedule a free estate planning or probate consultation and learn how we can help you create a comprehensive plan that safeguards your assets and provides for your loved ones. 

We can meet with you in Summerfield via Zoom or telephone, or at our main office in Kernersville. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your family. 

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Contact us below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible!

Kernersville Office

900 Old Winston Rd. STE 212
Kernersville NC 27284

Winston-Salem Office

190 Charlois Blvd. Suite 200
Winston-Salem NC 27103