Will I need to name anyone other than an Executor in my estate plan?

We recommend a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Power of Attorney for a basic estate plan. In certain cases, a Revocable Trust may be appropriate. You will need to name fiduciaries under each of these documents. People often choose the same person or set of people to serve as Executor, Trustee, Power of Attorney, or Healthcare Agent. These are all fiduciary positions and similar consideration should be given to deciding who will fill each of these roles.


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John A. Cocklereece, Jr.

John Cocklereece concentrates his practice on property tax appeals, business law, tax controversies, and estate planning and administration.
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Travis Woolen

Travis joined Bell, Davis & Pitt as a trusts and estates attorney shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt, he worked as a loan officer at a financial institution in Raleigh for several years.
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