The death of a loved one can be emotionally taxing, especially when the loss is unexpected. Combined with the need to navigate the complexity of probate proceedings, this can cause additional stress during an overwhelming time.Schedule A Consultation
What to Do When Someone Has Passed
Our goal is to make the estate administration process as easy as possible for the family of deceased, through prompt and professional service.
What Steps Should Be Taken After A Person Dies?
- A legal pronouncement of death should be made, either by contacting a doctor or nurse, who can assist arranging transport of the deceased.
- Notify the deceased’s doctor or the county coroner
- Notify family and friends
- Notify the deceased’s employer
Who Should be Contacted After a Person Dies?
- A trust or estate attorney
- Accountant or tax preparer
- Life Insurance Agent
- Social Security or any other agency providing benefits to the deceased
Our office is experienced in assisting in all aspects of estate administration to ensure that the deceased individual’s estate is addressed in a careful and accurate manner. We work in both North Carolina and South Carolina probate courts, and are well experienced in the laws and procedures.
Probate with a Will (Testate)
Have you been named an Executor in someone’s will? You may have a lot of questions regarding the filings, fees, procedures, and responsibilities of your position. Probating a will as an Executor is done through the county court system, which determines the deceased individual’s heirs, their assets, and their liabilities. An executor is the individual responsible for carrying out the deceased person’s wishes while complying with court procedure.