Estate Administration Bulletin #1

Estate Proceedings in North Carolina

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Recently the General Assembly made significant changes to the statutes governing decedents’ estates. These amendments included an effort to capture the range of contested estate issues into a general, defined category and to set rules to govern them. The new legislation designates these matters as “estate proceedings” and goes on to specify the procedures that apply to their adjudication—from filing to litigation to hearing to appeal. This bulletin discusses the new procedural framework for contested estate proceedings.

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