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The second will here is likely to be held invalid and not admitted to probate.You would file the first will here and seek to have it admitted since it is complete with witnesses and notary.You will need a NC probate lawyer in the county where she deceased.
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Since I am not a NC resident, do I have to appoint an NC resident to act for me in probate?
The second will her if it was not completed likely is not going to be admitted by the probate courts.
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You can serve here from out of state.You would need to appoint someone to receive service--likely the local lawyer.
And you may have to post a bond too, here is reference skip down to the section about executors.
You would have to travel there for the initial hearing on your application to probate will.
OK, one last question. There is someone who wants to purchase my mom's car. Can I sell it and split the proceeds 4 ways as set by the will BEFORE going through probate?
No probate is required.You have to be named personal representative in probate to then be able to sign title over to the buyer.
It has to be done as part of probate here.Thats why you need to get started on this.If they are willing to wait once it has been opened in say month or so then you can sell it.
The legal fees and costs here all come out of the estate and are shared by all.
You would be able to repay yourself from the estate.
Ok. You have answered the questions I have for now. Thank you very much!
And you may be entitled to a court approved fee to serve as executor.
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Good luck here.
Great! It's been some work so far!
You're welcome take care.
How long after a death are you required to start probate in NC?