Hickory Probate Lawyers — 3 found

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  1. Hickory Probate Attorney Henry Samuel Morphis

    Henry Morphis

    Henry took a delayed path to entering the practice of law. After college Henry worked in the furniture industry for almost nine years. During that time he worked progressively as a... more
    Licensed for 9 years - $200-$300/hour


  2. Hickory Probate Attorney Rufus F. Walker Jr.

    Rufus Walker

    Client Review: I can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable, and REAL Mr. Walker is. Never once did...
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    Licensed for 40 years


  3. Hickory Probate Attorney Stephen M. Thomas

    Stephen Thomas

    Hickory, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 45 years
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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.