The loss of a loved one can be devastating for a North Carolina family. Family members must handle various sensitive and complex matters after a death, including handling the estate of the decedent. He or she likely left behind property and assets, and a will can outline what should happen to those things. Wills go through probate, and an individual either appointed by the court or named in the will acts as the administrator of the estate. This individual is the executor.
The executor acts as the representative of the estate. He or she has the responsibility of overseeing things like locating heirs, gathering estate assets, paying remaining debts and much more. It can be a lengthy and difficult process, but the following may help one understand what to expect:
Knowing what to expect may help avoid costly and stressful conflicts and complications.
One does not have to go through the process of settling an estate alone. There is significant benefit in working with an experienced North Carolina attorney at every step. This guidance can provide invaluable assistance to an executor of an estate during the administration process.
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Attorney Mike Lassiter grew up in Statesville, makes his living serving the people of Statesville and published a book capturing the changing landscape of small town life across North Carolina and Iredell County. His keen sense of history, dedication to the area and 30 years of legal experience make him an ideal attorney for your legal needs.
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