meek law firm probate charlotte nc

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 person who passed away. 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).

To initiate the probate process, a relative of the decedent typically files the will of the decedent and any other relevant documents with the Clerk of Superior Court in the North Carolina County where the decedent resided. In the case that the decedent did not have a will, the decedent is referred to as “intestate” and this requires the filing of a separate form acknowledging that the Clerk of Superior Court is responsible for estate administration. READ MORE

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