Sarah P. Wenzel handles estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and other related documents. She also handles probate and estates, as well as guardianships, including court proceedings and accounting and other legal documents. Her clients are typically individuals and couples needing estate planning, as well as the Executor, Personal Representative, Trustee, or Guardian.
The courts and legal system can be a difficult maze to understand. This can be especially difficult and confusing for someone mourning one who has recently passed away. Further, we can assist with the difficult financial accounting required when serving as Executor, Personal Representative, Trustee, or Guardian. We can help ease the process.
Sarah Wenzel grew up in Connecticut, before finding her way to Waynesville, NC. She graduated cum laude from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Sarah then received her law degree with honors from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC.
In law school, she served for two years on the American University International Law Review, and as note and comment editor for one year. Sarah Wenzel is very involved in the Haywood County community. She joined Altrusa International, Inc. of Waynesville in 2004, and has served on the Board as President in 2007-2008. She currently serves as the Scholarship Committee Chair. Sarah also currently serves on the Board of the Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, where she serves as the Grants Committee Chair.
In the past, Sarah has served on the boards of various other community organizations, such as the Haywood County Hospice Advisory Committee and Habitat for Humanity. She also volunteers for the Haywood County School Foundation and Folkmoot USA. Sarah is a member of the Fiduciary Law section and the Elder Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Sarah and her staff work as a team to ensure the best representation and communication for our clients.
Tiffany has been with our firm since January 2012, after working for other firms in town and in banking. She moved to the estates and probate department in March of 2015, where she continues to serve our clients.
Joi joined our firm in the fall of 2015, after moving here from South Carolina, where she worked as a paralegal for several years. She has joined the estate and probate department to assist our clients.