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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...
Should I Jointly Own Property?

Should I Jointly Own Property?

People often set up bank accounts or real estate jointly with a spouse or other family member. The appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without it having to go through probate. Joint property is...
Estate Planning for Blended Families

Estate Planning for Blended Families

According to Pew research, fewer than half of all U.S. children are being raised in a traditional family structure. The “regular” rules of estate planning don’t work well for many blended families  Blended families include those with stepchildren, children born...
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...