Getting Your Estate Out Of Holding
Probate is the administration of assets titled in the name of the deceased. Whether assets technically require court oversight may depend on many factors, including status of creditor claims, contract terms and legal operative ownership rules, such as joint survivorship and paid on death accounts. Probate is a holding stage where the state examines your property, its value and whether taxes or creditors are owed. It is a review of the estate before distribution of assets can take place and there is a defined legal process.
While it is possible to go through probate on your own without legal counsel, the administrative maze requires a clear understanding of the different steps and valuation measurements. Working with an experienced attorney can ensure that your estate will be protected to the highest extent as you navigate through the probate and estate administration process.
Board-Certified And Time-Tested
I am a board-certified lawyer in estate planning and probate law and have helped thousands of North Carolina residents in probate matters since opening my practice in 1979. I am dedicated to my clients and with almost 40 years of experience, I know local law and how probate is administered in Charlotte and surrounding counties.
In addition to providing estate plan services, my paralegals and I are experienced in probate administration to make sure that all debts are settled so the probate distribution of assets can begin in as timely a manner as possible. I will work with you to understand your family’s needs as you go through an unfamiliar process.