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Cooper Law Firm, P.C.

PROBATE, ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING, WILLS, TRUST ATTORNEY, ESTATE PLANNING & ELDER LAW FIRM IN WESTERN NC, including Rutherford County, Buncombe County, Henderson County, Polk County, McDowell County, Cleveland County, Lincoln and Gaston County.


Estate Planning is essential for ensuring financial stability and peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. The process involves more than just creating a Will, although that will often be a necessary part of the process. A detailed estate plan will address issues such as Living Trusts, Trust Administration, Probate, Property Powers of Attorney, Elder Law, including Medicaid planning and healthcare directives. The professional Estate Planning attorneys at the COOPER LAW FIRM, P.C. will work with you using our knowledge of the legal system and our experience in Estate Planning to ensure your future is as secure as possible, whether that be by asset protection, or the minimization of your tax burden, or protection from both living probate and probate at death. Our Ruthefordton NC Estate Planning attorneys understand how important your estate is and we will sensitively work with you to ensure each of your preferences are competantly protected.

Our professional, personal approach is combined with a rare depth of knowledge, allowing our Rutherfordton NC Estate Planning attorneys to provide the very best advice, guidance, and solutions on all the following:

Living Trusts


Your savings and assets need to be distributed via an official document.  Most people immediately think of a Will, however, a Living Trust is also an official document that can accomplish the distribution of savings and assets, but without being filed in the public process known as probate court - an expensive, public, and time-consuming process.  Additionally, a living trust can protect you against what is called "living probate" which is the process of having the court appoint a guardian in the event that illness or age causes you to be unable to continue to administer your own affairs.


Trust Administration

Our trust administration attorneys are here to ensure that your beneficiaries receive all they are entitled to as quickly as possible.  Many trustees are not aware of how difficult and time-consuming trust administration can be.  Most estates and trusts require notification of beneficiaries, gathering assets and investments of the trust creator, paying off debts, filing taxes, and so on. Our firm is experienced in making this often-complex area simple for you and your family.



The probate process can be expensive, but but can be worse than expensive if there is conflict within the family or the will is ambiguous.  The estate planning attorneys in the Cooper Law Firm have experience with probate and can help identify issues that would become problems with the probate process.  This experience, coupled with our knowledge of the legal process and the law, put our estate planning attorneys in a unique position to help you and your family with wills and probate.


Health Care Directives

Establishing a health care directive is necessary to be pro-active now, in order to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the future, in the event a trusted loved-one needs to assist you with health care decisions. Our Rutherford County Estate Planning Attorneys will help you produce a clear health care directive that accurately reflects your preferences, regardless of the medical situation.


Elder Law

Our experienced elder law attorneys at the Cooper Law Firm will assist you with not just a will, living trust, or powers of attorney; we are here to ensure that all legal aspects of your life have adequate planning, preparation and consideration, including: nursing home planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, disability care, retirement planning, and more.  Our Rutherford County Elder Law attorneys understand the rising costs of assisted living and we will help you prepare with valueable tools such as medicaid planning.




The Estate Planning Attorneys at the Cooper Law Firm, P.C. are based out of Rutherford County, North Carolina, but also provide legal services much of Western North Carolina, including Cleveland County, Polk County, Buncombe County, McDowell County, Henderson County, Burke County, Catawba County, Lincoln County, and Gaston County.