Estate Administration

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Estate Administration Charlotte NC Meek LAw Firm

Estate Administration has many facets and those involved in the handling of an estate can benefit greatly from working with an experienced attorney. Our Estate Administration services ease an oftentimes complex process and help executors meet their responsibilities as efficiently and easily as possible.

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Probate is a common term used in cases where someone who had assets in their name passes way. This term refers to the legal process of administering the estate of the deceased. Key players involved in this process are referred to in special terms, such as the “decedent” (the person who has passed away) and the “executor” (the person who is administering the estate following the death). Probate is over when the taxes, debts and administrative costs have been paid and when any remaining possessions are distributed to the beneficiaries.    more…

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Serving as an executor in North Carolina comes with clear guidelines about the responsibilities. It can be a lengthy and involved process and is guided by the law, so it’s important that executors are aware of their official obligations. Serving in this capacity can be especially difficult if you are administering the estate of a loved one and have an emotional tie to the process. It is in your best interest to speak with a licensed professional attorney for representation and guidance.   more…

Trusteeship-lawyer-Charlotte-NCTrusteeship Attorney Charlotte NC

A trustee is responsible for the management of a trust. This appointed person is legally responsible for the management of the assets within the trust, with the guiding idea being that their actions are in the best interests of the trust beneficiary. Some examples of typical trustee responsibilities including managing investment funds or rental properties as well as paying income to the beneficiary as designed by the trust. Oftentimes trustees choose to retain legal counsel for their own protection.   more…

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Estate administration is typically handled by a trustee designated in a will, though this isn’t always the case. If a decedent passes without a will, there is generally a process to determine which person should handle the estate. An estate administrator must take an oath in North Carolina to uphold their duties responsibly, and if beneficiaries or other parties feel as though the administration has been mishandled, they can file a petition to have the executor removed.   more…

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Estate litigation is a complex process that can involve wills, guardianships, trusts and estates, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, and claims of misappropriated or mismanaged estate property. Regardless of whether you’re in need of estate representation or individual representation, many people involved in estate litigation are still grieving from the loss of a loved one. In this instance, it is advisable to hire an attorney to focus on the details of the case so the burden of the proceeding is not placed on you.    more…