Andrew Olsen received his B.A. in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont,... more
Andrew Olsen received his B.A. in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is a board certified specialist i... view profile
Attention and Intention - two words that steer my personal and professional... more
Attention and Intention - two words that steer my personal and professional direction. Being a family member, first as a daughter, sister, and then mother and mate, has fortified the meaning behind these words for me and actually transforms their importance from words to purpose. I take the positions I hold in my family and in my community to heart and in this way, nothing has given me greate... 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
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.