Probate and Estate Administration
Where can I get help with probate?
A person’s “estate” is composed of all of the property he or she leaves after death. The “probate estate” is composed of all of the deceased person’s (decedant’s) property not in a trust which must go through a county government “estate administration” process, also commonly called “probate.”
The court-monitored probate or estate administration process typically involves collecting and inventorying the deceased person’s assets, inventorying and paying estate debts, paying taxes, and then distributing any estate property that remains according to the decedent’s will (if he or she had a will), or according to the NC Intestate Succession statutes (if the decedent did not have a will.)
The probate or estate administration process requires a series of document filings to the county Clerk of Superior Court, and can be long and involved. The difficulties may be compounded when the executor or estate administrator is emotionally upset from having recently lost a loved one.
If you are not experienced with probate or estate administration, it can be pretty overwhelming. We can help take the weight off your shoulders by preparing and filing your probate documents for you. We can help you through every step of the process.