Estate Paralegal

Winston Salem, NC


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Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Administrative

Salary: 0.00 Per Hour

Reference ID: 563765

Shortcut: http://addisongroup.gosnaphop.com/pa69pl


Role: Estate Administration/Probate Paralegal

Pay$55k-$65k

Location: Winston-Salem, NC (Onsite)

Type: Direct Hire


Overview:

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as an Estate Planning Paralegal. This position is within our esteemed firm's Estate Planning team, specializing in Affordable Housing and Community Development, Business Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights, Business Law, Civil Litigation, and Commercial Lending and Financial Institution Services. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in estate administration and probate, with a strong preference for those with experience in Estate Planning and Probate. Certification as a Notary Public is preferred.


Responsibilities:

  • Secure documents related to the client’s estate.
  • Assist in valuing the assets in the estate.
  • Draft estate documents for attorney review, including wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and living wills.
  • Prepare documents and assist with creating and transferring assets into trusts to ease the probate process.
  • Prepare and file probate documents in the administration of an estate, including petitions, motions, testamentary letters, inventories, accountings, and notices.
  • File life insurance claims and other death benefits.
  • Contact beneficiaries and next of kin regarding admission of the will and other probate hearings.
  • Administer estate accounts and assist with the liquidation and transfer of property.
  • Prepare and file the decedent’s final income and tax returns.
  • Participate in the administration of guardianships and trusts.
  • Assist with name changes and adoption proceedings.


Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of estate administration/NC probate experience.
  • A two-year degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis on business or accounting, or a combination of relevant experience and education preferred.
  • Recent law firm experience.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments from multiple attorneys.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate appropriately with a diverse group of clients and professionals.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and Excel.
  • Positive references from current or former employers.


Addison Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Addison Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Addison Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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