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North Carolina Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyers

Compassionate lawyers offering comprehensive estate planning services for more than 30 years

Foster Royal, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina, represents clients in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina, focusing on matters of estate planning, estate administration, and trusts and probate. Debra L. Foster  and Heidi E. Royal have more than 40 years of combined experience advising clients and assisting them in the development of effective estate planning strategies. Debra L. Foster and Heidi E. Royal, both former partners with two of North Carolina’s largest law firms, offer expertise typically found in a large law firm combined with the personalized attention and atmosphere of a smaller firm.

  • Accomplished — Debra L. Foster and Heidi Royal are both Fellows in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  Debra is a former Chair of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and a former Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar.  She has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite (2002-2016), as a North Carolina SuperLawyer (2005-2016), where she consistently ranks among the top 50 female attorneys in any field of law in North Carolina, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2016).  Heidi is a former Chair of the Charlotte Estate Planning Council. She has been recognized as one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, as a North Carolina SuperLawyer Rising Star, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America.
  • Compassionate — Debra and Heidi have compassion for every client and recognize the need to understand each client’s individual situation and concerns. Debra and Heidi support you through the entire estate planning process.
  • Experienced — Debra and Heidi have more than 40 years of combined experience helping clients secure the future and are both former partners at large North Carolina law firms. We effectively addresses your legal needs by applying our knowledge and experience to ensure that you attain your estate planning goals.

Dedicated law firm focused on matters of estate planning, trust and probate law

Foster Royal, P.A. assists clients in the following practice areas:

  • Estate planning   Foster Royal, P.A. assists clients in planning for the future for themselves and their families. Our estate planning practice includes the resolution of various gift and estate tax issues, wills and trusts drafting, wealth transfer planning involving irrevocable trusts, charitable and special needs planning,and planning for owners of closely held businesses.
  • Estate administration — Foster Royal, P.A. helps clients in matters of estate administration, including the probate process, transferring assets, and filing fiduciary and estate tax returns.
  • Trust and estates — In its trusts and estates practice, Foster Royal, P.A. establishes trusts of various types and ranges of complexity and guides Executors, Trustees, and beneficiaries through the complex estate administration process.

Contact a devoted estate planning attorney today.

Foster Royal, P.A. may be reached at 704.375.0600.