Wills and Estate Planning Attorney
Probate is a very serious issue among estates and wills. This is the process
by which a will is contested in court and the validity can be challenged.
The results of this can include nullification of a will and distribution
of the estate to creditors and other non-family entities. There are many
reasons why you may want to meet with an estate planning attorney; some
of them may include avoiding probate, reducing estate taxation and many
others. At Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie, P.A. we are intent
on providing excellent service in this process and you can be sure that
we will put our experience to work for you. The Carteret County lawyers
at our firm can assist you in each of the following ways regarding wills
This is the process by which you will meet with an estate planner and
work to ensure that as much of your estate as possible is passed to your
designated beneficiaries. Your estate will include all of your assets
such as liquid cash, property and many others. It is important to meet
with an attorney as there are others who may challenge your will to obtain
a share of the estate for themselves.
Administration of a decedent's estate is the process by which the
probate court will ensure that the probate assets are distributed to the
decedent's designated beneficiaries as provided in their will. It
is important that legal assistance is sought in preparing a will in order
to minimize the chances of legitimate challenge to the wishes of the deceased.
According to North Carolina General Statutes § 105-32.2(a) there
is generally an estate tax imposed on the estate of a decedent who is
a resident or property owner in this state. This taxation occurs when
the estate is being transferred between the deceased and the beneficiary
of the estate as provided in the decedent's will.
Seeking to prepare an estate?
Our firm handles many different facets of estate planning, wills, probate
and many others. It is important that you seek skilled legal counsel in
preparing your estate in order to maximize your chances of having your
will carried out in probate court. We will be able to provide you with
this legal representation. With 188 years of combined experience, we have
the knowledge and insight that you need on your side.
Contact a lawyer in Carteret County to learn more!