Cary Attorney Providing Legal Help For Probate, Estate, and Trust Administration Matters
If you’re named as an administrator or executor of a loved one’s estate, you will need to follow your loved one’s instructions closely and remain compliant with North Carolina law. But this could be difficult. Let a probate attorney at NC Planning provide the help you need.
Losing a person you love is never easy. Distributing that person’s assets, even if you have guidance from a will, may add more difficulty to an already heartbreaking situation. You shouldn’t go through this alone. Fortunately, you can turn to our experienced estate administration attorneys for help.
If your loved one did not leave behind a will, state law in North Carolina has a procedure to decide who can act as the administrator of a decedent’s estate. In most cases, that individual will be a decedent’s spouse or other immediate family member.
How Can Our Attorneys Help With Estate Administration?
If you’re named as the administrator, executor, or trustee of a family member’s estate or trust, it’s possible that you may not receive much guidance. Some living trusts and wills are not well-drafted, and any mistakes may mean losses for the estate and your loved ones.
The right attorney can give you confidence and help you meet a difficult obligation by offering insightful, sound, and timely advice and guidance. Working together, we can ensure that your loved one’s instructions are followed as he or she wished.
We’ve established a team of estate administration professionals who can handle every aspect of your settling your loved one’s estate on your family’s behalf. By shifting your duties to NC Planning’s estate administration professionals, you can rest easy knowing that the estate is being handled properly.
Our attorneys handle probate administration estates of every size, including complicated estates with assets and interests in several legal jurisdictions. We’re skilled at solving the complicated problems that can arise in the probate process.
How Can An Attorney Help You Avoid Probate Mistakes?
The executor of an estate is personally accountable for mistakes and errors, even if they’re unintentional. The right probate attorney’s advice can help administrators and executors avoid these common probate mistakes:
- Not understanding the law: Misunderstanding probate laws could mean losses for the heirs and estate. A probate attorney at NC Planning can tell you plainly what you need to know before you make a costly mistake.
- Overlooking a step: The estate’s executor has to locate and submit the will, list all of the assets, inform creditors, and satisfy the estate’s debts. Missed deadlines, perceived abuse, or perceived neglect of the estate may trigger a claim for damages by an heir or creditor.
- Tax mistakes: Executors prepare, file, and pay a decedent’s pending IRS return. Without the right attorney’s guidance, a tax mistake – a mistake that might mean losses for the heirs and estate – is easy to make.
If you are designated as a will’s executor or an estate’s administrator, you should schedule a consultation with our attorneys to start the process of settling your loved one’s estate. We represent and advise clients about trusts, probate, and estates in the Cary area and throughout North Carolina.
Seek Legal Representation From Our Estate Administration Attorneys in Cary Today
We help clients with a wide range of estate administration tasks, including tax and debt issues, distribution of assets, and closing the estate. When you’ve lost someone you love, your attorney should have experience helping others in comparable circumstances. At NC Planning, we have that experience. We also know how difficult it is to deal with the stress of probate and estate administration while also mourning the loss of a loved one. That’s why our goal is to take on this stress for you so you can focus solely on grieving.
Our top priority is understanding your circumstances and helping you find and implement the solutions that meet your needs. Every NC Planning client receives personal attention and exceptional legal services.
To find out more about our estate planning or probate services or to schedule a personal consultation with a probate attorney, contact NC Planning by calling (919) 900-4720.
We have offices in Cary at 5640 Dillard Drive, Suite 101, and in Raleigh at 4801 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200. Clients in Cary and across the state trust NC Planning to provide practical estate planning and probate solutions.