Donna Savage
Effective Representation for
Estate, Trust, and Guardianship Matters
Empathetic

When you reach out for help from Savage Law PLLC, you'll receive compassionate counsel throughout your case.

Thorough

I can help you make sure that all of your bases are covered and options are explored so you have the right plan in place for you.

Responsive

Having legal questions and concerns is stressful! I work to provide timely communications to alleviate that as best I can.

Estate and Fiduciary Litigation Attorney in
Charlotte, North Carolina

Donna Savage

Donna Savage

Attorney at Law

To me, there's nothing more important than family. Since graduating with my law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, I've dedicated my career to helping families in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas through many different estate planning matters. I have acquired decades of experience and extensive knowledge in the complex areas of estate planning and administration, trusts, guardianships, and litigation.

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DEDICATED TO FINDING THE RIGHT LEGAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING AND TRUST MATTERS

The Importance of Estate Planning

There are many preconceived notions about estate planning that, oftentimes, people will use as a reason for not reaching out for help and understanding their options sooner. Whether you've heard that creating an estate plan isn't necessary until much later in life or believe that passing without a will means that your spouse automatically "gets everything" — that's simply untrue.

I understand that planning for your family's future without you can be a difficult and uncomfortable conversation, which is why I work to support you through understanding the benefits and reasons why you should have a solid plan in place. Without one, your loved ones will be left with complicated legal processes of dealing with your estate as they also try to deal with the emotional grief of losing you.

As an experienced estate planning attorney, I want to help you gain peace of mind by crafting a solid, strategic plan for your family's future that carries out your wishes accordingly. From drafting wills and trusts to ensuring proper estate administration, I have the knowledge and skills that you and your family need so that you can focus on what matters most — each other.

It's never too early or too late to begin planning for the future. Regardless of what stage in life you're in — buying your first home, having a child, or looking into retirement options — I'm here for you. I take a collaborative approach to build the best plan for your unique estate and goals, so you can feel confident that everything is taken care of. If you have any questions about estate planning, call today!

What Our Clients
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Case Results

FOUND SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

Obtained successful resolution of complex trust matter on behalf of trust beneficiary against corporate trustee and hostile family trustee.

DEFENDED PROPOUNDER OF A WILL

Successfully defended the propounder of a will against charges of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity.

FACILITATED BUYOUT

Facilitated buyout of charitable remainder beneficiaries with court approval.

SUCCESSFUL CAVEAT TO WILL PROCURED BY OVERREACHING CAREGIVER

Represent siblings of decedent against caregiver who procured questionable will leaving all decedent’s assets to caregiver.

DEFENDED TRUSTEE

Successfully defended trustee against challenge from adult children regarding distribution of $12 million of trust assets.

OBTAINED SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION OF UNDUE INFLUENCE AND TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH INHERITANCE CLAIM AGAINST SECOND SPOUSE

Successfully represented adult child against second spouse who interfered with estate plan of father resulting in significant distribution of assets to child.

SOLUTION-ORIENTED SERVICES & SUPPORT
TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD

Upon losing a loved one, the last thing you want to be disturbed by is a legal matter. However, depending on the plans put in place by the decedent, you may be faced with unexpected issues such as probate or a trust dispute.

Working with an experienced estate administration attorney can make all the difference in ensuring your loved one's wishes are carried out accordingly.

Savage Law PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, has helped countless families through a wide range of estate planning issues. From providing representation in estate litigation cases over trust disputes and contested wills to managing the probate process for families in mourning, I can help to shoulder your legal burdens after a loss.

As a skilled estate planning attorney, I hope that we work together before the loss of a loved one so that I can help them (and you) avoid legal complications down the road.

I strive to clearly explain the many types of tools available to put the best plan in place that aligns with the goals for your family's future.

Whether you're looking to draft your first will or wish to establish guardianship over a loved one, I can guide you through the necessary steps to meet your needs. When it comes to your family, don't delay reaching out for legal assistance. From estate planning to estate administration and estate litigation in Charlotte, North Carolina, look no further than Savage Law PLLC.