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Paul Yokabitus

Paul Yokabitus

Raleigh Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Michigan, North Carolina
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Biography

Paul is an experienced Estate Planning Lawyer. His focus on the client-attorney relationship and peace of mind of his clients sets Paul apart from other traditional lawyers.

Paul takes his fiduciary role very seriously. His relationship-centered philosophy emphasizes a focus on solutions rather than just documents and deliverables. He believes in focusing on the client’s goals and pain points – not a stereotypical “one-size-fits-all” method. At the initial Strategy Session, Paul sits down with prospective clients, discusses their specific family and financial concerns, educates them on how the law works in North Carolina, and works with the clients to determine how their goals can be accomplished. Armed with that information, Paul then crafts a legal strategy tailored to the client’s unique goals and circumstances.

You won’t find Paul wearing a suit or tie. He believes in being authentic, not just fitting into the “lawyer mold”. And frankly, he hates suits and ties. Khakis and rolled up sleeves are part of the daily “uniform” at the office. Come as you are and be comfortable. This isn’t court or a wedding. Contact him today if you’re looking for an Estate Planning Lawyer in Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC, or Wake Forest, NC.

When he’s not helping families and business owners, you can find Paul spending time with his wife, Alix, and his sons, Mason (7) and Conor (5).

Education
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Grand Valley State University
B.A. (2010) | Criminal Justice & Political Science
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Founder
Cary Estate Planning
Current
2018-Current
Investment Advisor Representative & Founder
Cary Financial Planning, LLC
- Current
Founder
PlanWell.Legal
- Current
Estate Planning Lawyer
NC Planning
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Partner
StephensonLaw, LLP | Finding Solutions
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Legal Intern
StephensonLaw, LLP | Finding Solutions
Summer Associate & Research Assistant
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, L.L.P.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning: Trusts, Probate, Elder Law, CBS 17
Cary Estate Planning at Fortnight, Business After Hours, Cary Chamber of Commerce
Indemnification Conundrums - Clarified, Ironclad Indemnification Provisions in Business Contracts
Awards
Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Cary
Three Best Rated
Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Raleigh
Expertise.com
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2020 - 2023
Legal Elite – Tax & Estate Planning
Business North Carolina
2017-2023
Distinguished Service Award
Triangle Disability & Autism Services
A+
Better Business Bureau
Accredited since 2020
Best Attorney in Western Wake
Cary Magazine
2017 - 2020
Best Attorney in Cary
Cary News
2016-2018
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Elder Law Section Member, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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North Carolina State Bar  # 46517
Member
Current
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The Arc of the Triangle, Inc.
Board Member
- Current
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The Carying Place
President, Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Probate
Probate Administration
Languages
  • English
  • French
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cary Estate Planning Website
Blog
Cary Estate Planning Blog
Videos
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Cary Estate Planning
Cary Office
155 Parkway Office Ct., Suite 200
Cary, NC 27518
Telephone: (919) 659-8433
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1033 Wade Ave., Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Wake Forest, NC 27587
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