Estates Division is generally responsible for all estate matters, including the probate of Wills and the settlement and administration of estates (assets and property) of decedents, incompetents, and minor children. The Estates Division is also responsible for the appointment of guardians for the estate of minors and incompetents.
Appointments are available to meet with an Estates clerk. To make an appointment please call (919) 792-4450.
For more information, please visit Administrative Office of the Courts Frequently Asked Questions.
North Carolina Estate Procedure Pamphlet
For information about health care powers of attorney and living wills (health care directives), please visit the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Advanced Health Care Directive Registry. (http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/ahcdr/)