Gastonia, North Carolina Estate Administration Attorneys

The attorneys at Arthurs & Foltz, LLP provide guidance to individuals named as executors or administrators of estates. We help ensure that you successfully uphold your fiduciary duties.

Estate administration

We can guide you through all aspects of probate and estate administration, including:

  • Filing the will with the North Carolina probate court
  • Assisting with the appointment of an administrator for an estate
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating or administering an estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Our attorneys assist executors and administrators with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor and administrator duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectibles for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Estate matters 

The attorneys at Arthurs & Foltz, LLP can assist you with any of the following:

  • Executorship or Administrative duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes (Caveats)
  • Wills drafting and execution

Probate

Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about North Carolina probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the North Carolina probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professional experts when necessary

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our North Carolina attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, our attorneys can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact Arthurs & Foltz, LLP for your estate needs

Arthurs & Foltz, LLP serves clients in Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina as well as surrounding counties. Call us at 704-823-6249 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Gastonia office.