After one of your loved ones passes away, their estate will likely go through a court-managed process called probate. At The Law Office of Marjorie J. Brown, PC in Concord, North Carolina, we can help you manage the steps associated with the probate process. For example, we can assist you with filing a petition with the correct probate court, providing notice to heirs noted in the will, and notifying any creditors. Although one of our main goals is to ensure that the probate process goes smoothly, how long it takes depends on the size of the estate, whether or not a will exists, and the local laws in your area.
It is important to keep in mind that some assets are not subject to the probate process. For example, retirement and life insurance accounts that already have designated beneficiaries listed and property contained in a living trust do not go through probate after the creator of the will passes away.
If someone objects to the will during probate proceedings, we will help you understand the legal implications of this action and guide you through the process. Although there are many reasons why someone would contest a will, it usually occurs when children receive unequal shares of assets or if the will underwent changes from a previous plan.
At The Law Office of Marjorie J. Brown, PC, providing you with peace of mind as we guide you through the probate process is one of our main goals. To find out more about our probate services, contact us today.
If you live in Concord, NC& need help planning for the welfare of your children or elder loved ones, turn to us at Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions of the Piedmont.Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions of the Piedmont
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