Forbes recently reported that Raleigh was the fastest growing area in the nation since 2000. With so many people moving to Raleigh from out of state, I often get asked whether a will executed in a different state is valid in North Carolina. Generally, if your will was valid in your former state, that will is still good when you move to North Carolina. But there are some issues you still need to consider when you move to a different state. For example, the type of assets you own may have changed during your move (i.e. Real Property). You also may have named an executor who lives in your old state which may complicate matters after your death. You should contact a North Carolina estate planning attorney to advise you on whether you need to update your will and other estate planning documents.
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