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Temporary Guardianship: How Does it Work?

Temporary Guardianship: How Does it Work?

When individuals can no longer care for themselves, someone else can file a petition for guardianship. If necessary, the clerk of court will appoint a temporary guardian for the individual. A temporary guardianship only lasts until the clerk of court decides whether...
What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

If someone you love needs help to care for themselves, a court often must appoint a guardian. However, before the court can appoint a permanent guardian, it appoints an attorney to represent the interests of the individual. This attorney guardian ad litem is...
What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

If a loved one passes away without owning many assets, you may want to settle the estate without going through the probate process. There are many good reasons to skip the probate line and move straight into settling an estate. In North Carolina, you will need to get...
How to Avoid Probate

How to Avoid Probate

The good news is that with some legal help, you can altogether avoid probate for your family. The bad news is that if you don’t make a plan, your estate will go through probate and all of the associated costs when you pass away. Instead, learn how to avoid probate in...