Asheville Estate Planning

Estate planning attorney Chris Craig has two young children of his own and is dedicated to his family estate planning work, as he has personally experienced the peace of mind that comes with having one’s estate in order and family protected.

Our approach to estate planning is purposefully very different from other law firms. We have developed systems to make time spent with clients as efficient as possible. We provide this guidance because we know your time is valuable and that a good process will help you make these decisions intelligently. A father himself, Chris has worked through the very same decision-making process that you are contemplating now.

We are here to provide counseling and the necessary tools to help you quickly make the best decisions. We’ll work together to achieve your estate planning goals and family aspirations to ensure you’re leaving the legacy you most desire for your children.

My husband and I finally decided that it was time to redo our estate plan, but weren’t really sure what we needed. Chris was so wonderful to work with! He immediately put us at ease patiently explaining his recommendations. Chris took his time throughout the process, making sure that we understood how each document fit into our estate plan and answered many (many!) questions. It’s a great comfort to us to know that we have a thorough plan in place for the future. And working with Chris made it a very pleasant experience. We highly recommend him! Karla K.

A Different Approach to Asheville Estate Planning

Craig Associates, PC focuses on developing lifetime relationships with our clients, who want the peace of mind in knowing they have somewhere to turn with their legal questions during their lifetime—and someone who will be there for their family after death.

We provide an array of document preparation including, but not limited to:

  • Living Wills
  • Nomination of guardianship
  • Healthcare directives
  • Powers of attorney
  • Wills
  • Irrevocable/Revocable Trusts

Additionally, we offer unique ways to integrate your true value, beyond monetary wealth, into the legacy you will leave your loved ones. Our goal is to ensure your family is not unnecessarily burdened by the probate process or loss of income through unnecessary taxation. We want you to live with the assurance that your family is taken care of in exact accordance with your wishes.

Chris is the attorney to hire in Asheville for Estate Planning!? We feel so content knowing that the necessary documents have been executed. It was a painless and sometimes entertaining process to work with Chris. He made it easy and helped us through every step of the process. He is honest and knowledgeable about what is needed and used language that was clear and concise. “Need a Trust? Trust Chris”®️Leslie D.

While these documents are absolutely critical, they are not the focus of our estate planning services. Documents are the byproduct of an ongoing relationship, which is the focal point of our firm. Our goal is to be a resource for you throughout your life, and for your loved ones after you pass. To nurture this relationship, we strive to be available to our clients without threat of unexpected fees. We communicate regularly via email, our monthly newsletter, and quarterly client events. Every three years, we review our clients’ plans to to ensure the plan stays current with your changing family, your changing assets, and the changing law.

Traditionally, estate plans are prepared once, stuck in a drawer, and never looked at again. We believe clients do not benefit from a “one size fits all” approach to planning for your future. By creating systems to stay in touch with your changing needs over time, properly titling your assets, and addressing your most pressing needs, we have achieved a dynamic Asheville estate planning process that grows alongside you and your family.

If you have ongoing legal needs, we have created continuing membership programs for clients who wish to review their plan annually.