All wills of persons who are citizens of North Carolina are required to be filed with the County Clerk of Court, regardless of the size of the estate. This process can become daunting for many clients, including the preparation of the multitude of forms and the accounting procedures.
Often times, during the administration process, estate litigation ensues. Estate litigation includes several different types of litigation originating with the Clerk of Court’s office, including contested guardianships, caveats, and challenges to Powers of Attorney.
Caveats are challenges to the validity of a person’s will that has been submitted to the Clerk of Court for probate. These matters may eventually make their way to the Superior Court.
If you have concerns about a family member’s estate documents or you are defending a family member’s estate document, call today to schedule a consultation with our experienced estate planning team.