4130 Parklake Ave., Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 571-3332


Helping Clients Prepare Effective and Personalized Estate Plans

At the law firm of Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P., our Raleigh will and trust lawyers provide sophisticated estate planning services to clients in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina. We assist clients with a wide range of estate planning issues, including the following:

  • Wills and trusts: Our attorneys will listen to your concerns, evaluate your assets and help you determine whether your goals can be met through a will alone or whether you need to create a trust. We will then prepare the documents and review them with you.
  • Living wills and powers of attorney: Incapacity planning is another important part of the estate planning process. Our attorneys frequently help clients draft financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and advance health care directives (living wills).
  • Estate tax planning: A major part of our firm's estate planning practice is focused on helping clients minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Given the current uncertainty around these taxes, it is important to plan for a variety of possibilities.
  • Nontraditional families: Our estate planning lawyers are frequently retained to assist nontraditional families, including same-gender couples. We can help you identify your goals and determine the best ways to achieve those goals within the limits of North Carolina law.

Attorney Maria M. Lynch has been board certified as an estate planning and probate law specialist by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. She and the other lawyers at our firm will help you craft an estate plan based on your specific needs and objectives.

Our firm also assists clients with estate and trust administration, so you can rely on us to assist your executor or trustee with the settlement of your affairs when the time comes.

Estate Planning Lawyers · Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Wilmington, Greenville

Whether you need help creating an estate plan, updating your estate plan or reviewing estate planning documents from another state to determine whether they conform to North Carolina law, we encourage you to contact us at 919-571-3332 or by e-mail to schedule a meeting.


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Based in Raleigh, we serve clients in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Greenville, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Wilson and other communities in Wake County, Durham County, Orange County, Chatham County, Johnston County, Harnett County, Cumberland County, Sampson County, Wilson County, Wayne County, New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Pitt County and Beaufort County.