Gastonia, NC asked in Estate Planning for North Carolina

Q: Why would I appoint my aunt to administer my father's estate?

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Cheryl David
Cheryl David
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If a will doesn't exist when someone dies the estate goes through an administration. During this process the court appoints someone to administer the estate. Usually a child of decedent would have priority over a sister in administering an estate, but without knowing more, there may be countless reasons that your Aunt would be a good choice for this position. The court is the one to appoint the administrator, not you.

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