Estate Plan Controversies

Posted on: February 20th, 2018
Celebrities are not the only individuals whose estate plans experience controversy. The Will of any individual may be contested in court. Some estate plan provisions might cause conflicts. Controversy is particularly likely if an individual includes provisions for a spousal disinheritance or conditional inheritances based on marital status, religious beliefs, political affiliations or similar factors....

5 Concerns for First-Time Executors

Posted on: June 6th, 2017
A person serving as executor for the first time must manage the time demands of the probate process while allowing leeway for their own learning curve. Our probate attorneys produced a few overviews of the estate administration process to help facilitate a productive start....

Pros and Cons of Living Probate in North Carolina

Posted on: June 5th, 2017
Living probate legislation was passed in North Carolina almost two years ago. While many issues may be prevented if a testator properly implements living probate during their lifetime, some estate administration issues nevertheless might occur. ...

North Carolina Small Estates Administration

Posted on: May 19th, 2017
Executors may discover throughout the course of estate administration that the value of the estate falls within North Carolina’s statutory threshold for small estates. For qualifying estates, the law provides a means for heirs to receive the decedent’s property with minimal or no probate administration....

First Forms for North Carolina Executors

Posted on: May 12th, 2017
Certain forms must be filed before an individual may begin serving as executor or administrator of an estate in North Carolina. If the individual is ready to move forward, the first forms they should review include the following....

Factors That Affect Length of Probate

Posted on: May 11th, 2017
The duration of a North Carolina probate administration depends on a variety of factors. Understanding common causes of probate delays can help executors and other parties involved in the estate administration to prevent unnecessary interruptions. ...
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