Estate Administration is the process of probating a Decedent’s Last Will and Testament or qualifying an Administrator to handle the affairs of someone who died without a Will. The administration is handled in the county where the Decedent last lived. It is important that the process be handled correctly so that all of Decedents wishes are properly realized.
We help Personal Representatives work through the process.
We work closely with the Offices of the Clerk of Superior Court to assist Executors and Administrators in finalizing the affairs of the Decedent. Since estate administration is a legal process, some clients choose to name an attorney as their Executor. This may reduce the stress of the legal process for a surviving spouse and children.
The estate administration process generally includes identifying and taking control over Decedent’s property, notifying creditors, paying claims, distributing the inheritance as directed by the Decedent and filing the accountings with the Clerk. Many of the forms necessary for estate administration are available online at the nccourts.org website.
We can serve as Personal Representative or Legal Counsel
I have worked with estate administration for over 25 years. I am available to serve as executor or administrator or as legal counsel for an executor or administrator for estates probated in any county in North Carolina.
Serving as executor or administrator can be a burden on your family members if they are unfamiliar with the process. We are available to help alleviate that burden. Contact us if we can help.
See also: DIY online Wills & Estate documents.