Respect, integrity, transparency, and honesty are at the heart of what we stand for and the trust and confidence we earn from each other and from you and your families are the keys to our success. At our Center, we provide you with the highest level of advocacy, resources, legal services, and support to enhance your life and the lives of your family members. We listen. We listen to your dreams and goals. Together, and from your perspective, we create a meaningful life plan that is both personally satisfying and legally sound. Our person-centered, holistic approach comprehensively addresses all phases of life as you age.


To you and your family’s future, with authenticity,

Your Team at The Center



Our Purpose


Our practice is dedicated to older adults and their families in need of well-guided life care planning and advocacy in the areas of long term care, asset protection, estate planning, Alzheimer’s planning, and geriatric care. We help families plan for life, at the various stages of our collective human experience as we age. We only practice elder law which makes us uniquely positioned to address the changing needs of people as they experience the expected, and often unexpected, phases of their lives. This includes:


  • Controlling what we have while we are alive and well;

  • Creating financial security and protection;

  • Planning for, and dealing, with Alzheimer’s Disease and related-dementias;

  • Planning for, and dealing with, other disability;

  • Health care advocacy/resident's rights;

  • Financing long term care (Veteran’s Benefits, Medicaid planning, Alternative payor sources for long term care funding;

  • Transitioning of residential living arrangements;

  • Planning for special needs beneficiaries;

  • Making the right decisions for oneself about one’s own inevitable mortality; including, the creation of a sound ‘exit strategy’ with known estate consequences of leaving a positive legacy for heirs.

Our Practice With Purpose strives to instill in clients a sense of control, comfort, and confidence in the way to live life now and with an ability to face an uncertain future with that same sense of control, comfort, and confidence.


Helayne Levy Payne J.D., LL.M.

Elder Law and Life Care Planning Attorney

Founder of A Practice With Purpose


Plan designs for life's changes


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    Always from your perspective... 

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4436 Main St. • Shallotte, NC 28470 • 910.755.PLAN (7526)


2505 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28412 • 910.755.PLAN (7526)




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910.755.PLAN (7526)

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