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Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law - Trusts and Estate Administration
Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law - Trusts and Estate Administration
Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law - Trusts and Estate Administration

Trust and Estate Administration


An estate plan is only effective if it is properly administered. The estate and trust administration attorneys at Smith Debnam assist individual and corporate fiduciaries of estates and trusts in matters of probate, estate, and trust administration. If your loved one has a will, the family will go through probate. If your loved one has a trust, the family will go through a process called trust administration. Our attorneys guide executors, administrators, guardians, agents acting under powers of attorney, trustees, and beneficiaries throughout the entire estate administration and settlement process by:

  • Initiating probate court proceedings with the clerk of court
  • Advising regarding estate accountings and valuing estate assets
  • Working with CPAs and other tax professionals regarding tax treatment
  • Ensuring payment of claims, expenses, and taxes
  • Proper disposition and distribution of estate assets

Understanding North Carolina Trusts and Estate Administration Law
North Carolina has its own unique set of laws and regulations when it comes to trusts and estate administration. Our attorneys are well-versed in these laws and have a deep understanding of the local legal landscape. We stay up to date with any changes or updates to ensure that we provide you with accurate and reliable advice.

What is a Trusts and Estate Administration Attorney?
A Trusts and Estate Administration attorney assists individuals and families with the legal aspects of managing their assets, planning for the future, and ensuring the smooth administration of trusts and estates. Our legal professionals possess extensive knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to trusts, wills, probate, and estate planning. They work closely with clients to develop personalized strategies that align with their unique goals and circumstances.

If you are a fiduciary under a trust or will, or your family has experienced the death of a family member, our experienced attorneys can assist with the legal processes and procedures to preserve the wishes of the deceased and spare loved ones additional stress during an already difficult period.


From our office in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout central North Carolina. To schedule a consultation with a Raleigh Trusts and Estates attorney at our firm, please call 919-250-2000.

Personal Representation - Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law
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We are problem solvers, negotiators, and trusted advisors for our clients. Contact us today to experience the Smith Debnam difference.

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