Is A Probate Lawyer Required?

Probate refers to the legal process of resolving the legal and financial affairs of someone who has died. In North Carolina, even simple-seeming probate matters often end up mired in complication. Court delays, for example, can prevent an estate from being settled in a timely manner. Challenges to a decedent's will could cause strife among family members. Without the assistance of an experienced attorney, many find themselves overwhelmed by the legal proceedings.

David Rouse, who leads our firm's probate and estate administration practice, has assisted executors, trustees and family members in probate matters for more than 50 years. He is attentive to his clients. He offers guidance that will facilitate an estate's swift administration. In most cases, he is able to carry out probate without the client ever needing to set foot in court.

Our Practice Has Been Shaped By Your Needs

North Carolina has undertaken considerable efforts to make the probate process straightforward. Nevertheless, complexities can — and do — frequently arise. Common issues include:

  • The contesting of a will by one or more family members
  • Conducting the proper inventory and appraisal of the decedent's assets
  • Negotiating tax exemptions and burdens
  • Claims against the estate by one or more creditors
  • Claims against the estate by one or more descendants
  • Appropriate distribution of assets

David Rouse has assisted residents of Goldsboro and greater Wayne County in all manner of probate proceedings. He will guide you around legal pitfalls. He will help you resolve disputes as they arise, either in court or through mediation. He will make sure your probate and estate administration matters are executed as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office at 800-856-4296, or contact us through our online form. We look forward to assisting you.