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Estate Administration Lawyer in Duplin County

Contact an Experienced Duplin County Estate Planning Attorney

Have you been named executor or administrator of a decedent's estate? You will likely have an abundant number of questions about the probate process in North Carolina. At Hunter & Price, P.A., our goal is to offer resourceful information that can be used as a legal guide through each stage of your case. Our firm offers free case evaluations which can be an excellent tool to fully understanding your case. Our Kenansville lawyers can assist you in each step of the estate administration process.

As you begin to prepare accounts or complete the forms associated with your loved one's death, we can advise you on the various associated legal issues. Prior to any disbursement of funds from the estate, we encourage you to speak with an attorney from our firm to make sure that you satisfactorily meet all fiduciary duties. If named executor or administrator, you may be required to handle various aspects of estate administration, including wills, trusts, and probate.

Executor Vs. Administrator

If your loved one has passed away while in possession of a last will and testament, that individual has died testate. In this circumstance, you will be considered the executor. Individuals who die without a last will and testament will be considered to have died intestate. If your loved one has passed away intestate, you will be named the administrator. In either circumstance, you will have specific duties that must be fulfilled.

Get Help from Our Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys

At Hunter & Price, P.A., we are dedicated to assisting executors and administrators, both also called personal representatives, through the various aspects of the probate process. Our firm has the resources to guide you through each step of the legal process to help you settle the estate. Schedule an assessment with our firm to begin putting our skills to work for you. We offer a comprehensive approach to ensure that your property is properly distributed according to the specific terms of the will that was left behind.

Have you prepared for your future?

In addition to helping individuals who are preparing to administer a will, our legal assistance can also benefit those who need to develop an estate plan. If you need to begin Medicaid estate planning to ensure that you will satisfy eligibility criteria for that program, we can help you navigate the complex legal procedure. Medicaid is a government assistance program that can aid individuals 65 years of age and older. We can help ensure that you meet all necessary requirements to be qualified. Rules for this program are complicated, which is why it is beneficial to enlist our help as your guide.

Estate planning often requires the creation of a power of attorney. When an individual becomes ill or incapacitated, another person must step in to handle his or her financial matters. Before that circumstance arises, you can take action to give that authority to an individual of your choosing. Power of attorney documents are great ways to manage your finances. Our firm can also help you fulfill your duties as the individual named within the power of attorney.

We can also discuss the appointment of a guardianship. There are three types of guardianships in North Carolina that the court may determine appropriate legal solutions for your case. Guardian of the person is an individual appointed to make everyday decisions regarding medical care. Guardian of the estate is an individual appointed to make financial decisions for the ward. General guardianship is the appointment of a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate to fill both roles on behalf of the ward. As a guardian, we can help you ensure that each responsibility is clearly explained and entirely fulfilled.

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The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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