Practice Areas

The North Carolina Probate Blog is published by TrustCounsel. TrustCounsel is an estate and trust law firm with headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. TrustCounsel’s attorneys focus on the following practice areas:

North Carolina Probate
  • Probate counsel (advise an executor / personal representative)
  • Executor services (serve as executor / personal representative)
  • Estate administration court filings and document preparation
  • Creditor notifications and claim management
  • Life insurance claims and filing
  • Retirement assets
  • Real property (partition proceedings - court-ordered sale or division of land, out-of-state property, deeds, promissory notes, deeds of trust and more)
  • Business interests
  • Non-citizen surviving spouses

  • Trust administration (Charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, GST (generation-skipping trusts), dynasty trusts, offshore trusts, DAPTs (domestic asset protection trusts), NFA gun trusts, and more)
  • Trustee services (serve as trustee)
  • Trust modification (of irrevocable trusts)
  • Trust protector services 


  • tate tax, gift tax, income tax, fiduciary income tax (for estates and trusts)
  • Retirement distribution planning
  • Tax considerations in probate
  • Basis planning

Contact our North Carolina attorneys.