Probate

Records and Documents Required by Survivors

Posted on: August 31st, 2007
Earlier this week a couple of clients contacted me asking if I had a form called and "Essential Document Locator." ...

North Carolina Court Fees Increase August 1, 2007

Posted on: July 31st, 2007
NC will increase some court fees, including certain estate fees, effective August 1, 2007. The filing fee for estates goes up to $60 (from $50). ...

IRS Rules IRA Rollover Okay Even Though Taxpayer Was Deceased

Posted on: May 28th, 2007
IRS regulations allow an owner of an IRA to withdraw it for purposes of transferring it to another institution provided that the funds are placed in the new institution within 60 days. ...

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. ...
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