The COVID-19 pandemic has altered lives and business practices for everyone in many ways, and the courts are no exception. For this reason Harnett County Clerk of Superior Court Renee Whittenton has announced her office will hold community events for estate filings.
“Many citizens have contacted me requesting to meet regarding estate filings, but the office remains by appointment only except for payments and emergency filings,” Whittenton said. “I truly understand the need for in-person assistance when a loved one passes away and because of this I, along with a member of my staff, will be on site at locations throughout Harnett County in the upcoming weeks.
“We will provide information, and explain the process opening and closing estates for decedents who were residents of Harnett County. Because there is a need for specific documentation at the meeting, persons interested will need to call or text 910-890-3678, or message us on FaceBook at facebook.com/HarnettCoClerk and provide their name, mailing address, telephone number, the decedent’s name, and indicate if they are seeking information on opening a new estate, filing an inventory, or an accounting and the estate file number if available.”
A member of the Clerk of Court’s office will contact each person and provide a list of documents and information needed for the meeting.
“Please know that my staff and I will provide services just as we do in the office,” Whittenton said, “however, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or answering legal questions. If you have legal concerns, you will need to contact an attorney.
Community events are set for: