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Is A Probate Lawyer Required?

The term “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, our firm’s lead probate and estate administration attorney, has over half a century of experience assisting executors, trustees and family members throughout the estate administration process. As a result, he has highly nuanced knowledge on the subject coupled with real-world experience. He knows more than just the legal details; he also understands that the probate and estate administration process is about people. He will work with you to manage your loved one’s estate smoothly and with consideration.

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:

  • Handling 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
  • Handling claims against the estate by one or more creditors
  • Managing claims against the estate by one or more descendants
  • Appropriate distribution of assets

Regardless of how complex your estate is or what pitfalls may arise, attorney Rouse can help you quickly and effectively manage your legal needs. With his lengthy experience and commitment to personal care, he can provide you with the resources you need and a plan you can trust.

Take Control Of Your Matter

The more time and information that your attorney has, the better advice you can get. Timing is crucial, and we want to help you take advantage of every moment. Let us help you navigate estate administration issues. Begin at your free first consultation. Just call our office at 800-856-4296 or contact us through our online form. We look forward to assisting you.