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ESTATE ADMINISTRATION & SETTLEMENT

When a loved one passes away, dealing with the distribution of their assets can be confusing and emotionally trying. North Carolina law has specific requirements for dealing with real estate, personal property, and financial assets of deceased persons. Our professionals have years of experience navigating this long and sometimes difficult process, which can help provide closure for the deceased’s family. From our offices in Western North Carolina, our attorneys handle will probate and estate administration, as well as ancillary probate and ancillary administration for people who die outside North Carolina.

Administration of an estate is also referred to as Probate or Estate Settlement. Our experienced estate planning and administration attorneys can help you through the sometimes overwhelming process of financial evaluation, debt settlement and disbursement dictated by a Last Will and Testament. When a person dies without a Will, matters can become extremely complex due to real estate ownership, undiscovered bank accounts, debts and other assets that may have belonged to the person when they died. Whether with or without a will, our estate administration lawyers can help guide you through the legal process of finalizing the business end of a person's life. If you've experienced the death of a close loved one or relative, contact the lawyers at Coward, Hicks & Siler today for an evaluation and consultation regarding probate and settling your loved one's estate. We can help you determine your first steps to help efficiently move your estate matter though probate court.

Our estate planning lawyers represent individuals and families all over Western North Carolina. With convenient offices in Sylva, Franklin, Cashiers and Asheville, we are easily accessible to consult with you about your estate planning or estate administration needs.

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