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Alexander J Palme

Alexander J Palme

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law ...
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Trained as a real estate and estate planning attorney initially in my career, my practice areas have expanded to encompass estate administration, special proceedings, and corporate formation, as well as, real estate and estate planning. I am a young, energetic attorney determined to become the best in my field through excellent representation of each and every client. I am constantly learning new aspects of the law and surrounding myself with opportunities for growth. Have you reviewed your estate plan lately? If not, maybe it’s time we take a peek at it!

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Neighbor Disputes
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
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  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations for any estate plan.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 58229
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Taylor Law Office
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Acted in the role of Managing Attorney, running my own office and supervising staff in a thriving real estate and estate planning practice.
Legal Clerk
Office of the Juvenile Defender
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Worked as a legal clerk for the Office of the Juvenile Defender, where I helped create literature as reference material for practicing attorneys in the field of Juvenile Law.
Education
North Carolina Central University
J.D. | Law
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University of North Carolina - Greensboro
B.A. | Anthropology
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University of North Carolina - Greensboro
B.A. | Anthropology
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 58229
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Averett Family Law
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Executor of will changed named beneficiary on retirement account for personal gain? Durable POA not filled. Wake, NC
A: The answer to your question will hinge upon the Power of Attorney document’s language. Because your father was living at the time of this beneficiary change, the executor would have been acting in his or her potential role as agent under the Power of Attorney.

An agent has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the principal (your father in this case). The Power of Attorney document will be controlling, as it is possible your father granted the executor the ability to make such changes.

North Carolina does not require a Power of Attorney to be recorded, though it is sometimes common practice for them to be recorded in the county in which the principal resides or has property.

I would recommend speaking to a local attorney if you believe the executor may have been acting outside of your father’s wishes and the specifications in the Power of Attorney document.
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Averett Family Law
101 Conner Drive
Ste 402
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: (919) 903-9442
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