NC Court Costs May Increase
If the pending appropriations bill in the North Carolina General Assembly passes and is signed into law by Governor Perdue, the filing fee for estates will increase to $120 effective July 1, 2011. This will be the second increase in the last few years, about doubling the cost. Yet another reason to avoid probate!
Filing fees for most other matters will increase substantially as well, and a $20 fee for filing certain types of motions will be added.