Wills

Changes to Effect of Will Caveat on Probate Proceeding

Posted on: July 20th, 2009
Beginning October 1, 2009, when a lawsuit is filed to contest a Will (Caveat), the probate administration will no longer be fully suspended until the caveat is resolved. ...

Bequests Under Will to Drafting Attorney to be Prohibited

Posted on: July 20th, 2009
Beginning January 1, 2010, it will be unlawful for North Carolina attorneys to prepare a Will or Codicil naming the attorney as a beneficiary unless the attorney is within five degrees of kinship of the testator, a present or former spouse of the testator, or a parent, sibling or child of a spouse or former spouse of the testator....

How Much Do You Charge for a Will?

Posted on: June 8th, 2009
That’s a question we hear frequently from callers to the office. While we like to be able to answer that question quickly and easily, that’s not possible. My favorite lawyer’s answer applies: "well, it depends." ...

Survey Finds Over Two-Thirds of Americans Lack a Will

Posted on: May 31st, 2007
As reported in the Lincoln Journal Star, a recent survey by the website LegalZoom found that over 70% of Americans do not have a last will and testament. ...
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