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What is Probate Court?

What is Probate Court?

Everyone over the age of 18 has an estate. Your estate is comprised of everything you own in addition to your minor children and pets. It’s crucial to make a plan for your estate before you die. Without a plan, your estate goes through a long court process known as...
Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

The number of Americans living with an unmarried partner reached about 18 million in 2016, up 29% since 2007. Roughly half of cohabiters are younger than 35 – but cohabitation is rising most quickly among Americans ages 50 and older. (1) As more couples choose to live...
Can You Sue an Estate After Probate?

Can You Sue an Estate After Probate?

Probate in NC is the process by which a court decides how to distribute a deceased person’s assets after they pass away. Some assets may transfer to the heir upon death and some may have to go through probate court. Anything that passes through the court can take a...