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Winston-Salem Estate Administration Lawyers

North Carolina Probate Attorneys

If you have been named executor or administrator of the estate of a loved one, you may be uncertain of your rights and responsibilities. You may have questions about many things, from how to determine what property belongs to the estate to how to locate heirs. You want an experienced lawyer to guide you through the estate administration process, someone who has successfully helped others in similar circumstances.

At the law office of Stroud & Panetti, P.C., our lawyers each bring more than 20 years of experience to individuals in and around Winston-Salem. We take a straightforward approach, working one on one with you to identify and implement effective solutions to existing problems, and take steps to minimize difficulties in the future. Because of our commitment to building long-term relationships, many of our clients have been with us for decades.

For an appointment, contact our office online or call us at 336-793-1649.

Our Estate Administration Practice

We work closely with executors, administrators, personal representatives and heirs, helping you complete the steps required to settle the estate of a loved one in the probate court. Our lawyers will prepare and submit all documentation required to finalize the process, and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings in the probate court. We will help you:

  • Prepare an application for admission of a will for probate
  • Help qualify an administrator for an intestate estate
  • Prepare and file an accounting of the assets of the estate
  • Locate heirs
  • Obtain property valuations, if necessary
  • Pay all final debts and taxes of the estate
  • Oversee the orderly distribution of assets in accordance with the terms of the will

Unfortunately, disputes can arise during the probate process. We offer strong counsel in litigation arising out of estate or probate administration, including will contests. We will handle situations involving allegations of fraud, duress or undue influence, challenges to the capacity of the decedent when the will was executed, and concerns about violation of fiduciary duty by an executor or administrator.

Contact the Law Office of Stroud & Panetti, P.C.

To set up a private meeting with experienced Winston-Salem estate administration attorneys, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 336-793-1649. After-hours appointments can be arranged upon request. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.