About Us

Oak City Estate Planning is a premier estate planning and elder law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Reach out to us today to begin the process of creating your custom plan.

About Us

Over 30 Years of Experience

Effective planning requires foresight, knowledge, and accuracy. Whether you are looking to protect your legacy or explore long-term care options for an aging loved one, you will likely need legal assistance to make the most of the tools available and avoid making critical but common mistakes.

Everyone needs a plan, but you do not need to make one alone. At Oak City Estate Planning, we are ready to help you discover the legal solutions that you need to overcome planning challenges and protect your future.

Our team is experienced with identifying multiple legal strategies for a wide range of obstacles, giving you the opportunity to make informed decisions that are consistent with your goals and preferences.

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We start the process with an "Estate Planning Essentials" video for those who are interested in learning more about the estate planning process. Schedule a vision meeting with us to access the video today.

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What Makes Us Different
  • Personalized Attention for Each Client

    With our wide range of options, we can provide tailored solutions to your situation and assure you that no two plans will ever be the same.

  • We Put the Plan in Your Hands

    Mr. Kissling believes in empowering his clients to make the right choice for their future. Our simple 4-step process allows you to learn more about estate planning to better understand your available choices.

  • Wide Range of Options

    We never make a hard sell to our clients. We are solutions-oriented and will help you explore several options before putting your plan together.

  • Experienced in Legal Matters

    With over 30 years of experience in law, Mr. Kissling has the experience and skill to help you develop your ideal plan.

Decades of Hands-On Experience

Our lawyer at Oak City Estate Planning has over 30 years of experience and helps North Carolina clients get the peace of mind that they deserve. We are familiar with the inner workings of the state’s courts and all relevant laws.

No matter your planning needs, we are prepared to help. We can guide you through our four-step process for effective state planning to help build a strategy that will serve your needs and goals. Our attorney, Lars Kissling, will work with you every step of the way and give you the perspective and insight that you need throughout the planning process.

“The process was easy and we now have a robust estate plan that covers any and all eventualities, protecting both ourselves and our beneficiaries. We highly recommend Lars at Oak City Estate Planning, having done so with friends and colleagues.”

- Phil B.

How We Can Help

Our lawyer has a history of helping North Carolina clients navigate numerous types of legal planning. Our services are always tailored to suit your needs.

Our team can legally assist North Carolinians with matters involving:

  • Estate Planning. No matter your age or health, establishing a robust estate plan is important to protecting your loved ones and intentions. Passing away without an estate plan means you will have no control in what happens to your children or assets. Some of your property might even be liquidated to settle debts. We can help you safeguard your estate through trusts, wills, advanced healthcare directives, powers of attorney, and more. We also answer many of our clients’ frequently asked questions as part of our estate planning FAQ.
  • Special Needs Planning. You may be concerned about the long-term financial security of your loved one with special needs. While they may receive disability payments as part of a government program, that income is typically not enough to live on, and strict income and asset limits prevent you from directly supporting your loved one. Special needs planning, including the use of special needs trusts, can help you effectively support your loved one without violating the terms of their benefits. We can help you explore your special needs planning options.
  • Elder Law. Long-term care planning for elderly loved ones can be stressful, especially when it becomes clear that the costs involved will likely consume many years of careful savings. Many government support systems, including Medicare, exclude long-term care from their coverage. We can work with your family to explore affordable nursing home solutions in both proactive planning and crisis scenarios. Our team can also assist families in scenarios where a guardianship for an elderly loved one becomes necessary.
  • Business Succession Planning. Sooner or later, a business leader will need to consider how succession will impact their company. Many hope to retire or exit on their own terms, but contingencies should also be prepared for situations where an unexpected injury or illness results in a more abrupt transition. Effective business succession plan can prepare you, your loved ones, and your enterprise for situations where you become incapacitated or suddenly pass away. Our attorney can help ensure your family will receive just compensation for your contributions as well as create a clear, actionable transition plan for your company leadership.
  • Probate. Probate is the process by which a deceased person’s estate is settled with the government. When an estate plan is involved, an executor uses a last will and testament as guide to distributing assets after any remaining debts are paid and disputes are settled. Conflicts and delays in probate are common, especially for more complex estates with lucrative assets. We can help you navigate the probate process as quickly as possible and can leverage expedited probate mechanisms when available.
  • Medicaid. Medicaid issues government benefits to elderly, pregnant, or disabled individuals with low incomes. Crucially, the program can generally be used to pay for long-term care expenses, including nursing homes. Navigating the application process can be a bureaucratic nightmare, especially if your case gets lost in the system or rejected on tenuous grounds. Our team can serve as your advocate during the application process and file strategic appeals, if necessary.

Learn more about our services by scheduling a free vision meeting with our team. Call (919) 975-5359 or contact us online today.

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