Q: In North Carolina, after death how much time do you have to put an estate through probate?
After the death of a family member, how long does the executor of the estate have to run the estate through probate? Such as, If a person passed away 8 months ago and the estate still has not been put through probate, is that legal?
A: If an executor hasn't opened an estate after 8 months, then another family member or a beneficiary under the will can apply to have it opened. There are several steps that need to be followed to do it properly. Feel free to call me to discuss further.
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