Stephanie Faris

Stephanie Faris

Estate Planning Lawyer

Stephanie joined the team in May of 2023 as an Estate Planning Lawyer. She spent a combined eight years as a solo estate planning practitioner and then pro bono attorney in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She believes in proactive planning at all stages of our lives and aims to provide client-centered service.

Stephanie lived in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Ohio before attending Duke University in North Carolina, where she studied comparative religion. She relocated permanently to Chatham County after returning to Ohio briefly to study at Miami University.

During law school at North Carolina Central University, Stephanie served as Symposium Editor of the N.C. Central Law Review, President of OutLaw, and Secretary of the Women’s Law Caucus. She also volunteered extensively with the Pro Bono Project, earning the N.C. Bar Association Certificate for more than 75 hours of pro bono service. Stephanie earned the David Jolly Award for Outstanding Student Leadership and Support of the N.C. Central LGBTA Resource Center and graduated cum laude.

Stephanie lives in Pittsboro with her husband, two children, and their dogs, where she enjoys running and gardening, as well as volunteering for the Chatham County Schools and CORA.

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We’ve helped many families (and counting) protect their loved ones.
We’re on a mission to help 10,000 families create a plan for their loved ones. Why? Because we want your wishes known, your goals accomplished, and your family protected — Don’t you?
Working with PlanWell Legal was a great experience. The team provided excellent guidance and responded to questions expeditiously and thoroughly. My documents were in order quickly and I feel very confident and comfortable about the decisions made. What a terrific team to work with!
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This was a wonderful experience and we were able to get exactly what we needed in a very short turnaround time. Adam, Stephanie, and Michaela were the best, patiently answering all of our questions, making changes to documents in a timely manner, and making a very daunting process simple and easily executed. Highly recommended!
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Who should have an estate plan?

Estate planning is not just for the rich. If you own your home and have children, you need an estate plan — seriously. What happens if you cannot make decisions for yourself? Who will raise your children if you are unable to? What happens to your home and anything else you own after you’re gone? We can help you legally outline what happens next, so you can protect your legacy and loved ones.

Should I choose a Will or a Trust plan?

This entirely depends on your goals. Schedule a free 1-on-1 consultation to learn more about which option is best for you.

What happens if I do not have a Will?

If you pass away or become incapacitated without a Will, a judge will decide what happens next per your state’s intestate succession rules. This can mean serious consequences.

Talk to a member of our team to understand why.