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Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Legal Guidance from Our Duplin County Lawyer

If you are in need of assistance with the administration of a loved one's estate, you can speak with one of our Duplin County estate administration attorneys from Hunter & Price, P.A. You have been placed into a position of great authority and responsibility. As the administrator, executor, or trustee, your obligations must be accurately followed through and therefore, you must have a full understanding of the rights and liabilities that are now in your hands before proceeding. You can discuss your situation with our firm to learn more about how we can help you familiarize yourself with your specific task.

Are you the administrator of an estate?

If the decedent to which you are administering his or her estate has died without a will, he or she will be considered to have passed away intestate. In this case, you will be considered the administrator. If that individual died with a will, he or she will be considered testate and you will be the executor. A complete search must be conducted to determine whether a will was left behind. If you wish to qualify as administrator but there is no will, you must follow the specific protocol for that circumstance. This process will begin by applying to the clerk of superior court by completing the Application for Letters of Administration. If you are appointed as the trustee, you must also begin to prepare for trust administration.

As you begin to prepare for the probate, estate, or trust administration process, you will need to speak with a Kenansville attorney to have a clear idea of your responsibilities. You should gather all necessary documents. Some of the important documents include:

  • The original estate planning documents
  • Life insurance and retirement plans
  • A list of assets and debts
  • A copy of the funeral bill
  • A certified copy of death certificate
  • A list of final expenses
  • Names and contact information of beneficiaries

Our firm understands the difficulty you are facing as you navigate a complex legal process after suffering the loss of a loved one. We offer a free case evaluation to help you get started on the preparations of administration. Contact us today for the assistance you need from start to finish!

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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