I am a native of Asheboro and returned home to practice law after my admission to... more
I am a native of Asheboro and returned home to practice law after my admission to practice in 1976 and was in the firm of Moser, Ogburn and Neely, PA until I was elected to the District Court Bench in 1980, I served as a Distict Court Judge serving Randolph, Moore and Montgomery Counties until I retired in 2008. From 1984 until my retirement I was the Chief District Court Judge for the three ... 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.