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Estate Planning

Information about probate

When someone dies, probate is the process of distributing the decedent's property as outlined in the will. Not all assets go through probate, but many of them do. The person who has a major role during probate is the personal representative. There are various duties...

3 common misconceptions about wills

Writing a will is a fundamental step toward creating a comprehensive estate plan. Having an estate plan in place ensures your affairs are in order and that your family will remain well cared for if an untimely tragedy should occur. However, there are some common...

Should I have a will or a trust?

If you are in the beginning stages of estate planning in North Carolina, the various components of an estate plan may have your head spinning. Wills and trusts can be confusing at first because the two are often referred to synonymously. However, there are some...