Estate Administration

Estate Administration

The estate administration process in North Carolina can be expensive, frustrating, time-consuming and frankly the last thing you need to be concerned with while you are grieving the loss of a loved one. An estate administration may involve:

  • Filing a petition with the probate court;
  • Sending a notice to heirs named in the Will or, if there is no Will, to statutory heirs;
  • Collecting all of the estate’s assets;
  • Petitioning the Court to appoint a Personal Representative;
  • Filing an Inventory and Appraisement of all estate assets;
  • Publishing a Notice to Creditors, and waiting the requisite eight-month period for the statutory notice period to expire;
  • Paying estate debts to creditors;
  • Selling certain estate assets;
  • Paying taxes owed by the estate;
  • Submitting a proposal for distribution of estate assets;
  • Executing and filing deeds of distribution to estate heirs, and;
  • Making a final distribution of assets to heirs

If you are faced with the task of administering a loved one’s estate, we can help. Our attorneys can gently guide you through the process and ensure that the estate is handled efficiently and according to North Carolina law. Let us do the work for you so that you can focus on your family during this difficult time. Contact Us today to set up an appointment.