Probate

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....

I Inherited a House – Do I have to Refinance the Mortgage?

Posted on: January 13th, 2009
No – in most cases. Mortgages generally contain "Due on Sale" clauses, which say that the lender can call the mortgage due upon transfer of property. ...
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