Asheboro, NC asked in Probate for North Carolina

Q: If a will leaves you "each and every item of my property and estate, whether real, personal or mixed" and further states

" I hereby give, devise, and bequeath my entire estate to" does this type of language allow one to bypass listing items ( car, stocks, accounts, etc.) without the beneficiary's name on it on the AOC-505? It is my understanding that items with the beneficiary's name on them or accounts with the beneficiary's name on them do not need to be listed on the AOC-505. It seems that with the above language, that all property is now the the named beneficiary's property and does not need to be listed. Any help is appreciated, thanks for your time and consideration. The estate is in probate and file in Guilford County.

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I would have to review both the will and the related documents to give specific advice as to what needed to be listed. But generally speaking if the property is passing through the estate then it needs to be on the inventory.

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