A small law firm in Concord, NC dedicated to providing outstanding, big-firm type... more
A small law firm in Concord, NC dedicated to providing outstanding, big-firm type sophisticated legal services with a personal touch. We assist our business clients with formation, planning, regulatory, and transactional matters as well as operational concerns. Through Estate Planning and Asset preservation we deal with all aspects of asset preservation, management, and transfer. We assist a... view profile
ATTORNEY and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. First attorney in New Hanover County to... more
ATTORNEY and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. First attorney in New Hanover County to become a CFP®. Practice concentrated in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Law, Business Financial Planning, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Elder Law, Reverse Mortgage Closings, Financial Planning for Divorce, Asset Protection, Wills and Trusts, Corporations and LLCs, Seller and Buyer Sh... view profile
Ms. McDowell, licensed by the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar, has... more
Ms. McDowell, licensed by the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar, has made significant contributions to the Oast Taylor team and continues to forge a prominent career serving our citizens and community. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar, Ms. McDowell practices pri... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.