Many intensely litigated estate disputes arise our of how an individual handles beneficiary designations on certain accounts. A “Designated Beneficiary” is a person or trust selected by an owner of an account to inherit the account balance payable upon the death of the account owner. Beneficiary designations are typically used for life insurance, retirement accounts […]
Who Takes Care of Your Remains and Burial Wishes
Did you know that it is now possible to be buried on the moon? Elysium, a San Francisco based company, is now offering an affordable way to have your ashes forever a part of the night sky. Interested? You had better get it in writing. Healthcare Agent has Authority over Remains Many people do not […]
Preventing Child Identity Theft
CNN Money has named Charlotte, NC one of its “10 Fastest Growing Cities.” Every day more and more young people are setting down roots in the Queen City with the hope of starting a family. These people generally talk to us about long-term planning to ensure the financial safety and stability of their loved ones […]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
As the calendar year comes to a close, we want to thank our clients, staff, and the Carolina panthers for making 2015 a great year at Nosal & Jeter, LLP. We hope everyone has safe travels in North and South Carolina over the holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Small Estates & Summary Administration
South Carolina Small Estates: The maximum value of the probate estate must be under $25,000.00 in order to qualify for small estate administration. Legal Procedures for Small Estate Administration There are three procedures for the more simple administration of the small estates, with the last of the three avoiding even opening the estate at all: […]
NC Real Property Partition & Partition Sales
If the motto “all for one and one for all ” has turned into “every man for himself ” regarding joint ownership of real property, you may need assistance from an experienced Charlotte NC partition lawyer. In North Carolina, a Partition is a legal action brought by a co-tenant of jointly owned property before the […]
Where Not to Store your Last Will and Testament
A last will and testament is a legal document that should be kept safe. These are a few places where NOT to keep your Will and other original legal documents: Safe Deposit Box Storing your Will in a bank safe deposit box is not advisable because of the difficulties involved obtaining the document after your death. […]
When is a Person Legally Dead in South Carolina?
Since the administration of an estate of a decedent is conditioned upon the death of that person, it is important to understand if and when a person is legally dead according to the South Carolina Probate Code. The 2013 amendment incorporated them back into the Probate Code at Section 62-1-507 as part of the Uniform Simultaneous […]
North Carolina Intestate Succession
What Happens When I Die Without a Will in North Carolina? When one dies without a valid will or other estate planning documents, they are said to die “intestate.” Each state has a different set of laws controlling who inherits the deceased’s property in this situation, called the “intestacy laws.” Essentially, a person who dies […]
Is your Last Will and Testament Valid?
South Carolina Will Formalities: Legal formalities of a Will are strictly construed and having a Will prepared by an experienced South Carolina estate planning lawyer can deter Will contests, by having the drafting attorney attesting to the capacity of the testator and the Will’s proper execution. Capacity to Make a Will A will is only valid […]