Debra Foster is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She... more
Debra Foster is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She focuses her practice on estate planning and estate administration matters. Debra is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and for seven years she served on the North Carolina State Bar committee charged with the certification of qualified attorneys in this a... view profile
With more than 20 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped... more
With more than 20 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped hundreds of North Carolinians with estate planning, trust and estate administration, planning for children and adults with special needs, business succession planning and business transactions, and family charitable and philanthropic counseling. Mark’s work involves elements of teaching, strategic analysis and plann... view profile
Steve has been with the Van Winkle Law Firm since coming to Asheville in 1992.His... more
Steve has been with the Van Winkle Law Firm since coming to Asheville in 1992.His practice emphasizes trust and estate disputes and fiduciary related claims.In addition, Steve handles guardianship matters, wrongful death and personal injury claims, commercial litigation and other complex matters.Steve is also a certified mediator and mediates a wide variety of cases.
My practice focuses on wealth law, which is an integrated approach to estate and... more
My practice focuses on wealth law, which is an integrated approach to estate and asset protection planning, business formation and operation, and tax planning. Having run non-legal businesses myself, I seek to find not only the best legal solution, but the best business solution for the issues clients face. My practice areas include: Asset protection planning, estate planning and administratio... view profile
Dennis is the founder and CEO of The Elderlaw Firm. As the first lawyer in North... more
Dennis is the founder and CEO of The Elderlaw Firm. As the first lawyer in North Carolina to be both a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Board Certified Estate Planning Specialist, Dennis focuses on estate and long-term care planning. As an elder care attorney, his goal is to provide a bridge between legal services and the aging network. Clients who have problems with memory or mobility have el... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.