Probate

Small Estate Amount to Increase by $10,000

Posted on: July 16th, 2009
Effective October 1, 2009 the threshold for small estate proceedings (often called Affidavit for/of Collection) under North Carolina General Statutes Section 28A-25-1 will increase to $20,000 for estates where there is no surviving spouse or he or she is not the sole heir, and $30,000 where the surviving spouse is the sole heir....

NC Changes Renunciation Laws

Posted on: June 12th, 2009
On June 1, 2009, Governor Perdue signed into law Session Law 2009-48, which, effective October 1, 2009, institutes substantial changes to to statutes dealing with renunciation of interests in property. ...

Another Reason to Avoid Probate in NC

Posted on: April 1st, 2009
The North Carolina Legislature is considering cuts of up to 24% in salaries of judicial system employees, which include Clerks of Court and their staff. ...

Attorney Sam Cooper Appointed as Chatham County Clerk

Posted on: January 29th, 2009
Janice Oldham, who has served as Chatham County’s Clerk of Superior Court for more than 30 years, is retiring at the end of this month. ...

Have an Interesting Story Involving a Will and Want to Share it?

Posted on: January 21st, 2009
I recently received the following email, and then had a phone conversation with its author. This is a legitimate documentary, with filming to take place in Montreal over the course of the year. All expenses for the trip to Montreal will be paid. ...

North Carolina Estate Procedure Pamphlet

Posted on: January 21st, 2009
I recently had someone email me and ask if the North Carolina Estate Procedure Pamphlet, published by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, is accurate....
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