Durham Probate Lawyer

Over 40 Years of Probate Guidance in North Carolina

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 40 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.

Expert Probate Support for Durham Families

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

Understanding Probate Timelines in North Carolina

At a minimum it will take about 6 months to complete the probate process in the state of North Carolina. However, it can also take up to several months or more if the case is complex. 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.

Streamline Your Estate Administration with Our Durham Lawyers

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!

Commonly Asked Questions

How Long Does the Probate Process Typically Take in North Carolina?

The probate process in North Carolina takes a minimum of about 6 months to complete, but it can extend to several months or more for complex estates. Creditors have a 90-day period to file claims against the estate, and a small estate usually takes about a year to pass through probate. The timeline can vary significantly based on the estate's value and complexity.

Why Should I Choose Walker Lambe, PLLC for My Estate Administration Needs?

Choosing Walker Lambe, PLLC for estate administration means you'll be working with a firm that has over 40 years of experience in guiding individuals and families through the probate process in North Carolina. Our attorneys provide personalized legal services and are dedicated to easing the burden on clients during a challenging time. Trust in our extensive experience and caring services to guide you.

Why Choose Walker Lambe, PLLC?

  • Trusted Advisers for Life

    We're here with you through the long haul. When life changes arise, we'll be here to help you navigate those changes wisely and effectively.

  • Big Firm Resources, Small Team Feel
    At Walker Lambe, we are not only passionate about law, we believe in building close, long lasting relationships with our clients.
  • Individualized Approach
    We don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to your estate planning or business needs. We focus on understanding your situation in order to develop unique solutions to meet your goals.
  • Over 40 Years of Experience
    Having served families and businesses in Durham for over 40 years, there isn't much we haven't seen.

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