Wills, Estate, Trust, & Probate Law Attorneys
Kirkman Attorneys at Law
Estate Planning • Simple & Complex Wills • Trust Litigation • Will Contests
At Kirkman Attorneys at Law, our comprehensive estate, probate, and trust practice provides individualized attention and care to all of our client’s needs. If you want to create a lasting legacy for your family or have become involved in a will contest, speaking with a knowledgeable Greensboro estate and probate lawyer is your first step toward a resolution. Our lawyers have years of comprehensive experience and are skilled in providing kind and compassionate assistance to families planning for or dealing with the legal affects of disability and death.
Our professionals are able to apply a variety of sophisticated planning devices designed to preserve and protect a family’s assets while minimizing the income, estate, gift, and generate skipping transfer taxes associated with lifetime or testamentary transfers of wealth. Using our extensive knowledge of estate, probate, and trust laws in North Carolina, we can craft a plan that best suits your individual objectives. We provide services ranging from the development of a basic estate plan to complex arrangements for the transmission of wealth to younger generations.
Speak with a Greensboro Estate Lawyer today, by calling (336) 274-7898
Estate Plans for All Walks of Life and All Levels Of Wealths
It is a misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy. Estate plans are especially important for families who have children under 21. Estate plans can provide instructions for how to keep your family intact (i.e. who will parent your children?) and preserve the families assets in the event of a tragic or untimely death of one or both parents. Equally important, are estate plans for the unmarried or those without children, to avoid unintended consequences which can result without the proper legal documents. Estate plans are important during all stages of life to set out your wishes in the event of a catastrophic disability or untimely death.
Our skilled professionals can help you plan for your family’s tomorrow – today. Contact us for an initial consultation with one of our estate, probate, and trust professionals.
Estate Litigation & Disputes
Our Greensboro estate lawyers have experience with Will Caveats and Estate Litigation. Our estate lawyers represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries, including executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians in litigation and other probate and estate actions. If you are involved in a will, probate, or estate dispute, contact a trusted Greensboro estate lawyer today.
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the court process by which a deceased person’s estate is settled according to North Carolina law and the terms of a valid will, if a valid will exists. The Clerk of Court is the Judge over matters relating to probate and the administration of an estate. The North Carolina probate process can be time consuming and cumbersome at times with numerous requirements, filings and deadlines. North Carolina law requires a strict accounting of assets during the probate process.
A Greensboro probate lawyer at Kirkman Attorneys at Law provide you with skilled representation in all aspects of estate administration and probate, including:
- Locating and Analyzing the Will
- Qualifying the Personal Representative and Executor under the Will
- Renunciation of Executor
- Appointment of Resident Processing Agent
- Opening the Estate
- Obtaining Letters Testamentary
- Gathering and Safeguarding Assets
- Intestate Succession and Estates with No Will
- Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Benefits and the Settlement of the Estate
- Filing Preliminary Inventory of Estate
- Analysis of Creditor Issues
- Providing Required Notice to Creditors
- Payment of Creditors / Debts in Accordance with Statutory Preferences and Classes
- Satisfying claims against the estate
- Medicaid and Estate Recovery
- Disclaimer Issues
- Spousal Year’s Allowance
- Missing Heir Searches
- Spousal Right to Dissent
- Filing of Annual and or Final Accountings
- Distribution of Assets to Estate Beneficiaries
- Executor’s Commission
- Discharge of Personal Representative
- Final Settlement of Estate
- Closing the estate
- Trust Administration
A Greensboro estate lawyer & probate attorney can guide you and your family through the North Carolina probate process with care and compassion. We help executors and personal representatives through the process of probating estates in North Carolina. We provide full-service assistance with preparing and filing court documents, locating and notifying heirs, and even selling and distributing assets. We stand ready to help you.
At Kirkman Attorneys at Law, we provided skilled legal representation to clients in Greensboro, High Point, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Pleasant Garden, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today at 336-274-7898 to arrange a consultation with an experienced and top rated Greensboro estate attorney to protect you and your interests.