Additional Wrongful Death Resources

If you and your family are filing a wrongful death claim, you need to open an estate with the clerk of court in the county where your loved one lived. This guide was created by the North Carolina Court System, and it may be helpful as you and your family open an estate. The processes for opening an estate differ based on whether or not your loved one had a will.

If Your Loved One Had a Will

To assist in the process of opening an estate with a will, the Executor of the Estate may use these common court forms and instruction sheets:

If Your Loved One Did Not Have a Will

To assist in the process of opening an estate without a will, the Administrator of the Estate may use these common court forms and instruction sheets:

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