When beginning the estate administration process, the first step is to determine whether the deceased person had a Last Will and Testament and gather all the necessary information about the deceased person's family and assets.
Next, review the Estates Procedures Brochure (Form No. AOC‐E‐850) which will help you to answer many questions about how to proceed, including what type of estate to open. The following packet is directed towards those who determine the decedent left no assets other than a vehicle worth less than $5,000 and would like to file an MVR‐317 to collect that asset.
Finally, determine the appropriate county for filing. The appropriate county in which to open this estate will depend on the decedent’s “domicile.” Verify that the decedent was domiciled in WAKE COUNTY at he time of his or her death prior to initiating proceedings with the Wake County Clerk of Court.
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