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Durham Probate Attorney

Decades of Experience at Work on Your Behalf

Probate is one of the most complicated aspects of a loved one’s death. Even when the individual had plans in place beforehand, the process can take unforeseen turns and lead to highly complex situations.

With experienced legal help, you can navigate this process as smoothly as possible and have peace of mind that trusted professionals will help straighten things out. At Walker Lambe, PLLC, our Durham probate lawyers have more than 35 years of experience helping individuals and families throughout North Carolina resolve their legal issues.

For more information about how our firm may be able to help, contact us today.

How We Can Help

Probate, also known as estate administration, is a time-consuming process that involves petitioning a probate court and satisfying its requests before the situation can be resolved. Whether you are in the middle of this process, or just starting out, our firm is here to help.

We can help any individual involved in the process, including:

  • Executors
  • Administrators
  • Trustees
  • Beneficiaries

    Each individual in the probate process has certain rights and responsibilities. Our Durham probate attorneys can make sure that your rights are upheld and that your responsibilities are fulfilled.

    We regularly handle the following, and more:

    • Working with the probate court
    • Gathering  estate assets
    • Settling any debts
    • Managing trust assets
    • Modifying a trust

      How Long Does Probate Take in North Carolina?

      At a minimum it will take about four months to complete the probate process in the state of North Carolina. The time needed to get through the probate process varies drastically depending on the complexity of the case.

      Creditors have 90 days once given the notice to file claims they have against the estate. Usually, it will take about a year for a small estate to pass through probate. The more valuable and complex the estate assets are the longer it will take to finish the probate process.

      Let Our Durham Estate Administration Attorney Help Simplify Your Process

      Let Walker Lambe, PLLC take some of the pressure off your shoulders and help you navigate the details surrounding your estate. We are well-equipped to handle whatever you face and provide legal services that are customized to your needs and circumstances.

      Call (919) 493-8411 today or contact us online to discuss your needs with an experienced Durham estate administration attorney!

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