Areas of Law
Here you will find an overview of the fields of law our attorneys practice.
Our Practice Areas
At Huston Law Firm, PLLC we offer trusted legal services throughout the Raleigh community and throughout North Carolina.
Practice Areas of Law Firm:
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Veterans Affairs Benefits
- Medicaid and Medicare
- Estate Administration
- Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension
Common Estate Planning Tools:
- Revocable Living Trust
- Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Irrevocable Trust including Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust
- Limited Liabiliity Company
- Living Will
Wills and Trusts
Wills transfer the property you hold in your name to the people or organizations you want to receive it. A will also typically names a Personal Representative (Executor) to carry out your instructions and a Guardian to take care of minor children under your care. Additionally, a will only becomes effective upon your passing, after it has been admitted to probate. Assets or property passing under a will must first go through probate before it can take effect. Revocable Living Trusts are commonly used to avoid probate administration.
Probate & Estate Administration
Through our probate and estate administration services, we provide legal guidance after a family member has passed away. We handle all aspects of probate and estate administration proceedings, including estate taxes and estate accountings. When probate is contested, we can handle the resulting litigation as well. We will make sure your rights are represented throughout the probate process to the maximum extent.
Medicaid planning is often necessary for elderly clients who need to be admitted to a nursing home. There are two important aspects of Medicaid planning: the initial qualification for Medicaid and the prevention of Medicaid recovery against the estate after the death of the Medicaid recipient. Careful Medicaid planning can protect your estate by preventing a massive spend-down of assets to pay for long-term care. Additionally, Medicaid planning can sometimes preserve the assets for the heirs of the estate and prevent Medicaid recovery against the estate.
Do you have questions about our services?
Contact us at (919) 741-6565 or via our contact form.