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Sabrina Winters

Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Sabrina Winters

Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Sabrina Winters

Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Sabrina Winters has been assisting clients in all areas of estate planning and probate for 14 years. After practicing in New York for 4 years, where she was born and raised, she and her husband wanted a change. They wanted to build their family and future with a better chance at a happier and healthier quality of life.  Charlotte provided this for them, which is where they moved to and where Sabrina began to build her Estate Planning and Probate law practice.

Sabrina’s firm focuses on assisting families and business owners with all areas of Estate Planning (Last Will and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Advanced Directives, Tax Planning, Medicaid Planning and Veterans Pension Assistance).  No matter what stage in life, Sabrina has the experience and resources to plan an estate to meet her clients’ needs, wishes and goals.  In addition to general estate planning services, Sabrina also assists clients with potential tax issues in implementing advanced tax planning strategies such as Dynasty Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts and IRA Trusts.

Sabrina also assists families with Probate matters; in alleviating the cumbersome and time consuming task of handling the estate of a deceased loved one.  Her firm will assist the Executor and Administrator in obtaining an appointment to act on behalf of the Estate.  In addition, she will assist in navigating the Probate Court and will handle all aspects of the Probate.  This includes filing documents with the Court, collecting and distributing assets, filing accountings and making distributions.  Sabrina understands that her clients are not required to retain her and that when potential probate clients meet with her for the first time that they are often times still grieving. She not only provides her legal experience, but she brings her personal experiences in having handled her uncle and father in law’s estates.  Her client’s feelings are not only respected but are also understood on a personal level.

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For almost 20 years Sabrina Winters has focused her practice on assisting families with Estate Planning (Last Will and Testaments, Revocable Living Trusts, Advanced Directives) Medicaid Planning and Probate.  No matter what stage in life, Sabrina has the experience and resources to plan an estate to meet her clients’ needs, wishes and goals.  

Sabrina has a passion for helping clients through the cumbersome and time-consuming process of settling the estate of a deceased loved one.  Having been in her client's shoes, not having the proper guidance after her uncle's passing, her purpose is never having her clients feel lost and unguided.   Sabrina understands that her clients are not required to retain her and that this is a time full of grief and sadness. She not only provides her legal experience, but she brings her personal experiences in having handled her uncle and father in law’s estates early in her career.  Her client’s feelings are not only respected but are also understood on a personal level.

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