LegalGems : Hi; My goal is to provide you with great service - if you have any questions during our chat, please ask! I'll do my best to ensure your satisfaction!
LegalGems : One moment please as I verify the procedure.
LegalGems : The procedure is governed by General Statute 28A-23-5, located here (I'm sorry; the link icon is not currently functioning so I can't link you directly to it) http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_28A/GS_28A-23-5.html.
LegalGems : You will need to file a Petition and Order to Reopen Estate, form E-908M
LegalGems : The court clerk should be able to get you the form. I am seeing if I can find a free resource online.
LegalGems : and here it is: http://www.nccourts.org/Forms/Documents/434.pdf
Customer: Is it very difficult to reopen an estate if the cause warrants a reopen
LegalGems : No; if the court sees that there is property that needs to be distributed, that is generally considered sufficient cause.
Customer: Thank you, will I need to get a lawyer to do this or can I petition by submitting the form
LegalGems : It is permitted to file it in pro se (as a self-represented person) however, it is always advisable to at minimum have an attorney review the paperwork.
Customer: okay thats what I needed to know, you have been very helpful. Thank you so much
LegalGems : You are very welcome. Take care!
Customer: You too