Destroying a Will or Codicil is a crime

If you’ve been around a dead person’s estate that’s been contentious, it’s likely you’ve heard allegations about a Will or Codicil being destroyed by a third party. Presumably that third party didn’t like what was in the will. For example, they got disinherited (a/k/a...

NC Attorney Referrals

Many of Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis' clients are referred by other attorneys as well as referrals from other clients. The typical cases include handling eminent domain, personal injury, and estate & trust litigation. We receive referrals from out of...

Beltway – Map Act NC Inverse Condemnation Update

In December of 2019, the attorneys of Hendrick Bryant firm and Yarborough Winters & Neville firm argued the Chappell v. NCDOT appeal before the North Carolina Supreme Court. This was an appeal by the NCDOT from a trial victory by the property owner. In the trial...

Adult Guardianship & Incompetency in NC

Guardianship proceedings in North Carolina are special proceedings before the clerk of superior court. Commencement of Proceedings: The process is started when a petition is filed with the clerk’s office alleging that the respondent, or proposed ward, is legally...

Timbering Land in NC

You own land with harvestable timber. But you, like me, are not in the timber business. If you are not careful, you will not get paid what you should get paid. First, decide if you want a timber consultant. If you hire one, make sure the contract (yes, get a signed...