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Practice areas: Probate, Elder Law, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Trusts
Jim Hickmon is an wealth transfer, estate planning and employee benefits attorney in Charlotte, NC. Jim assists clients with estate planning, trust, tax and probate law issues. He also works with clients to resolve trust and estate related dispu...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Employee Benefits
I grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and most of my family is in the area. I now split my time between Chapel Hill and Miami, but remain a die hard Tar Heel fan! My team and I guide folks through the complex legal and tax aspects of estate planning, prob...
Practice areas: Probate, Trusts, Tax
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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.