As an attorney in North Carolina, I know that the term “probate” can sometimes be confusing. It can refer to either the process of managing a deceased person’s estate or the procedure by which the Court (usually the Clerk of Superior Court) verifies that a Will meets the necessary legal criteria for transferring the deceased person’s property. Keep in mind that a Will cannot be considered valid until the Court has completed the probate process.
Because this process can be stressful, confusing, and time-consuming, services include assistance with the following:
- Preparation and filing of qualification application and required notices.
- Assistance in the Preparation of inventories and accountings, receipt, and transfer of assets
- Payment of claims, distribution of property according to Will and filing of state and/or federal taxes.