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Probate Estate and Trust Administration

The actual meaning of probate is:   proving that the will actually belongs to the individual at hand. However, the word, “probate” is often used to describe the court procedures used to administer an estate.  If you expire without a will (called “intestate”), your estate still must be probated.

There are three  basic objectives to probate:

 

  • Verify the decedent’s assets.
  • Resolve disputed creditor issues and pay any outstanding bills and debts.
  • Manage the distribution of the decedent’s estate according to the will or by the applicable state laws if there is no will.

 

Once the probate process is completed, the spouse and family members can be assured that all of the decedent’s affairs are closed and there are no outstanding issues. The biggest disadvantage of probate is that the details of the decedent’s estate will be made available via public record, which includes the type of and amount of the estate.

Estate administration can be complicated.  The people you have designated must have competent attorneys to lead them through the complex process.  Often, there are many important decisions to make and they need help to ensure they make the right decisions. They also may need to prepare an inventory of your property, sign other important documents on your behalf or even prepare tax returns. Inevitably they must distribute your property to those individuals you identified in your will or trust agreement.

 

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Raleigh

King Law Firm

4030 Wake Forest Rd #210, Raleigh, NC 27609

King Law Firm
4030 Wake Forest Rd #210, Raleigh, NC 27609, USA

4030 Wake Forest Rd #210, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Greenville

King Law firm

1035 Director Ct Ste A, Greenville, NC 27858

King Law firm
1035 Director Ct Ste A, Greenville, NC 27858, USA

1035 Director Ct Ste A, Greenville, NC 27858

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Fayetteville

King Law Firm

4200 Morganton Rd Ste 200-6, Fayetteville, NC 28314

King Law Firm
4200 Morganton Rd Ste 200-6, Fayetteville, NC 28314, USA

4200 Morganton Rd Ste 200-6, Fayetteville, NC 28314

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Elizabeth City

King Law Firm

1800 West City Drive; Ste A. Elizabeth City, NC 27909

King Law Firm
1800 W City Dr Ste A, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, USA

1800 West City Drive; Ste A. Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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Wilmington

King Law Firm

1135 Military Cutoff Rd #203, Wilmington, NC 28405

King Law Firm
1135 Military Cutoff Rd #203, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

1135 Military Cutoff Rd #203, Wilmington, NC 28405

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Pinehurst

King Law Firm

100 Magnolia Rd #2231, Pinehurst, NC 28374,

King Law Firm
100 Magnolia Rd #2231, Pinehurst, NC 28374, USA

100 Magnolia Rd #2231, Pinehurst, NC 28374,

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New Bern

King Law Firm

790 Cardinal Rd #6, New Bern, NC 28562

King Law Firm
790 Cardinal Rd #6, New Bern, NC 28562, USA

790 Cardinal Rd #6, New Bern, NC 28562

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Jacksonville

King Law Firm

3186 Zebulon Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

King Law Firm
112 Old Bridge St, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA

3186 Zebulon Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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