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Lauren Maxie

NC Planning

Lauren Maxie

NC Planning

Lauren Maxie

NC Planning

Lauren is one of the few people that can talk about Estate Planning and Elder Law without putting her audience to sleep. She developed an interest in legal planning early in her career and has become a key advisor to NC Planning’s clients. Whether it is drafting a complex estate plan, putting a family foundation in place, or walking a client through the sale of their business, Lauren never breaks under pressure and she always remains a solid source of guidance for her clients. Her passion for providing her clients with the highest level of service and expertise is what makes her such an excellent attorney.

While Lauren is very well-versed in the law and most likely recites it in her sleep, she is also upbeat and her motivation to do the best job continually shines through in everything she does. Lauren truly cares about her clients and she strives to create long-lasting relationships with each of them. If she’s not at the office checking off tasks, she can be found conducting educational programs at local companies and retirement communities. She has a desire to educate and make the community aware of the importance of legal planning.

NC Planning
5640 Dillard Dr Ste 101, Cary, NC 27518, USA
(919) 900-4720

Firm Description

Nothing is More Important Than Your Family’s Future!

To protect your assets, provide for your loved ones, and ensure that your wishes are carried out when that time comes, it takes a comprehensive estate plan. Every family should have an estate plan that protects their assets and provides instructions for handling unexpected situations. 

One of the best things that you can do for your loved ones is show them love and care as they grow older. Everyone wants to be able to provide their elderly loved ones with the same level of care that they were given growing up, but it can be costly. This is especially true if no one took the time to prepare for these situations in advance.

You may have a lot of elder planning questions related to asset protection, the cost of senior care, insurance, and veteran care. Get the answers you need—and start preparing for the future—by turning to our elder planning attorneys as soon as possible.

Your attorney will answer your questions, address any related concerns, and provide the legal services and personal assurances you need. We can also answer your questions about probate. If you are an executor, administrator, or personal representative, we can handle the entire probate process – and all of the details – on your behalf. We are problem solvers who find practical solutions to the problems that may arise during the probate process.

Additionally, the attorneys at NC Planning help families with insightful tax planning advice, and we can help you plan for a child, an elderly loved one, or a family member with special needs. For example, to help you deal with long-term healthcare and nursing home expenses, an elder law attorney with NC Planning can develop a plan to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses by qualifying for benefit programs and maximizing retirement savings.

Knowledge is power.  Call our office today to become empowered regarding your planning.

NC Planning
5640 Dillard Dr Ste 101, Cary, NC 27518, USA
(919) 900-4720

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We pride ourselves on transparency regarding our fees. We most often engage on a fixed fee basis with our clients. Every matter is different and as such the fees for matters can range dramatically. Please call our office today and we will be happy to discuss your matter.

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5640 Dillard Dr.
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27518

4801 Glenwood Ave suite 200-10
Raleigh, NC 27612

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