Give your family members guidance in the distribution of your estate with a valid Will.
Probate administration, deemed “testate”, means the deceased had a valid Will upon passing that can be applied during probate. In contrast, “intestate” probate means there is no valid Will available for the deceased. Whether the deceased dies testate or intestate determines the type of probate proceedings that follow.
In the presence of a Will, testate probate proceedings are usually simplified because the Will and its appointed executor offers directives to the heirs and executor on behalf of the deceased individual.
Testate probate is optimal because in the presence of a Will, you ensure your wishes will be carried out in a much smoother legal proceeding than without a Will. Testate probate prevents a host of complicated estate decisions and burdensome responsibilities on family members. Having the presence of a Will gives your family members guidance in the distribution of your estate, and alleviates the need for additional legal proceedings.
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.