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. ...

How to Choose an Executor

Posted on: September 19th, 2008
This article is from one of our recent newsletters. Although it refers only to executors, most of the considerations also apply to trustees. ...

Chatham County Clerk Now Requires Approval of Attorneys Fees in Probate

Posted on: August 20th, 2008
When I started practicing 20 years ago, Clerks of Court generally required approval of attorneys fees paid in probate proceedings. ...
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