I was born and grew up just outside of Charlotte as the youngest in a family of devoted UNC Tar Heel fans. After graduating from high school in Charlotte, I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and my law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. In my spare time, I enjoy learning (about technology, cooking, or just about anything else), reading thrillers and sci-fi/dystopian novels, listening to podcasts, watching comedy and cooking shows with my husband, going to concerts, and volunteering. For more about my professional qualifications, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
Why I Started Fiss Law PLLC
I came to appreciate the importance of estate planning while I was still in law school. I traveled with a group of classmates around eastern North Carolina, speaking with local community organizers and writing estate planning documents for low-income families at legal clinics. The impact on these communities of people passing away without basic estate planning was visible: North Carolina intestacy laws (which take over in the absence of a will) caused property interests to be scattered among sometimes distant relatives, making improving or selling the properties (or using them as collateral for loans) difficult or impossible. Homes became dilapidated, attracting vermin and crime and lowering neighboring property values.
After law school, while working for a federal judge and then at an online bank, I continued writing estate planning documents as a volunteer attorney at local wills clinics. I realized my personal circumstances and my unique combination of legal and technology skills enabled me to offer something not otherwise available to most North Carolina families: convenient estate planning at a reasonable price. I believe everyone, regardless of net worth, deserves access to high-quality legal services, including estate planning. My life circumstances and online-only business model allow me to devote the time and attention it takes to ensure my clients’ wishes are followed and their families protected.
According to a 2016 Gallup News poll, fewer than half of Americans have a will. Major reasons for this include lack of awareness of the importance of estate planning and the time and cost of working with a traditional estate planning attorney. Through Fiss Law PLLC, I hope to help more North Carolinians protect their families’ futures.
Want to Know More?
You should take the time to make sure you feel comfortable with me before agreeing to work with me. You can investigate my credentials by searching for me in the North Carolina State Bar lawyers directory and by viewing my LinkedIn and Avvo profiles. You can learn more about working with me here and easily schedule a no-commitment introductory call here or by clicking one of the “Schedule A Call” buttons.
Rebecca is a NC-licensed attorney with a completely web-based law firm. Rebecca helps North Carolinians prepare their estate plans online, without the usual overhead of traditional law firms.