Mrs. Brooks — the end of the story (Note: the following is a dramatization.) As described earlier, Mrs. Brooks made out her will shortly after her husband’s death. It covered a substantial estate, which included money, stock portfolios, bonds, a house and several other properties. She left instructions for her funeral and set aside some…

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Probate process necessary for inheritance No one ever goes to a Charlotte probate court to be entertained. The process is like surgery — when everything is going well, it’s extremely boring to watch and listen to. If things get exciting, it means something has gone terribly wrong. Perhaps the children and stepchildren are fighting over…

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The best laid plans… (Note: the following is a dramatization.) Mr. Jones had made out his will nine years previously. He knew that his physical health was declining. What worried him more was that he found himself forgetting things, losing things and having trouble keeping track of the bills. He wanted to be sure he…

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In the midst of life… (Note: the following is a dramatization of real issues.) When her father made out his will and asked her to be the executor, it all seemed harmlessly theoretical. He was in late fifties, but he was in good health and he always drove carefully. He had quit smoking years ago….

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Before the inheritance, the probate process You need probate help. No matter how much you plan to leave to your loved ones, they will not see any of that money until your estate has gone through the probate process. If you are living in Mount Holly, NC or surrounding counties, you will want a probate…

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The complicated process of probate Probate is a long and complicated process that, for most families, comes at the worst possible moment — the death of a loved one. Fortunately, a probate attorney can ease and in some cases shorten the process. The probate process begins when someone dies. The county where the deceased resided…

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Process with a probate lawyer Help from a Charlotte probate lawyer When coping with the death of a loved one, the last thing anyone wants is to have to deal with the probate process. This is why you need to have a probate attorney, whether you are making out your own will or are a…

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Care for you estate now Experienced Probate attorneys concentrate on the legalities that arise from a person’s death. One of the most important of these is how a person’s assets are transferred to beneficiaries and others. Probate is the process by which a will is validated after an individual’s death. This procedure takes place in…

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