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Estate Administration

Monday, July 27, 2020

What Happens If There Is No Named Executor of an Estate?


A personal representative, otherwise referred to as an “executor” or “administrator,” of an estate plays a vital role during the probate process. This individual carries the responsibility of administering and distributing the decedent’s estate. Oftentimes, the personal representative is named in the decedent’s will. Other times, there is no named personal representative of the estate. When this happens, who is responsible for Read more . . .


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Which Assets Avoid Probate?


During probate of an estate, the court oversees the management and distribution of a deceased individual’s assets. Additionally, all outstanding debts of the estate are paid. An executor or administrator of the estate will be appointed to carry out the necessary tasks of probate.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

What Happens in Probate Court?


While some people may have heard the word “probate,” not many know what it means or what probate involves. Some may simply have been warned to try and avoid probate. It is expensive! It takes too much time! This is what is usually said when probate is mentioned. The majority of estates, however, will go through Read more . . .


Friday, November 8, 2019

Why Would You Want to Avoid Probate?


You may have heard many negative sentiments about the probate process. However, many people do not actually understand the specifics about why people try to avoid probate. Proper planning ahead of time can help ensure that your estate will not need to go through probate at all or will, at least, substantially avoid it.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Choosing an Executor


Choosing an executor is one of several important decisions you will need to make during the estate planning process. It may be easy just to pick one of your kids or another family member to take on this role, which is fine in some cases, but there several considerations to keep in mind before doing so. The executor plays a central role in the administration of your estate. There is much responsibility involved, and other dynamics at play that should be taken into account in order for the Read more . . .


Thursday, September 19, 2019

North Carolina Small Estates


Some states, like North Carolina, have provisions for smaller estates that allow the estate to be administered in a way that is less expensive and time-consuming than the probate process for larger estates. To qualify for small estate administration, certain requirements must be met. Additionally, you must be prepared to pay a court fee and carefully prepare all of the requisite forms.
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