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Probate is the legal process through which property ownership is transferred into the hands of its rightful new owners after someone dies. During probate, the court attributes value to assets and ensures property and possessions are given to the rightful recipients. This is also the point at which any outstanding debts of the decedent are paid. The probate process is often complicated and confusing, and requires an extensive amount of legal paperwork to be completed in order to resolve your case.
Whether you have been named the executor of an estate, or you wish to become the legal executor of an estate without a Will, chances are you are going to have questions. Due to the complex and time consuming nature of the probate process, many executors choose to hire legal representation in probate matters despite the fact that it is not legally required by the state of North Carolina. One of the common challenges you might face when handling probate matters without attorney representation, is the lack of guidance from the court system. Unfortunately, employees of the North Carolina court system are legally forbidden to offer any help or legal advice to those who are going through the probate process alone.
Whether you are ready to begin the probate process, or you need help determining if a probate attorney is right for you, Shepard Law is here to help. Both of our offices in Charlotte and Concord, NC can assist clients throughout Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and beyond regarding NC law.