Probate

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – a Victim of his Dad’s Failure to Plan?

Posted on: May 11th, 2007
Yesterday Dale Earnhardt, Jr. announced that he is leaving what was his father’s company, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI), to hopefully drive for another, more competitive company. ...

How to Avoid Probate

Posted on: May 7th, 2007
What is Probate? Probate is the court process for settling the estate of a deceased person. The executor named in a Will, ...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Blackwater Suit

Posted on: March 1st, 2007
On February 26, 2007, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the wrongful death case against the North Carolina private security firm Blackwater Security Consulting, LLC filed by the estates of four of its employees killed in Iraq in 2004. ...

When Your Parents Die Broke

Posted on: October 23rd, 2006
Legally, you’re probably not on the hook for their debts. But anything they owned could be. Here’s what you need to pay, in what order....

North Carolina Intestacy Calculator

Posted on: May 31st, 2006
​"Intestacy" refers to how a person’s property is distributed if he or she dies without a will. Pennsylvania attorney Kurt Nilson has created a web-based calculator for determine how an intestate estate will be distributed under North Carolina law....
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