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Ethan A. Trice

Ethan A. Trice

Davis Curry Law
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate ...
  • Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
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Patrick A. Twisdale October 17, 2022
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I'm an attorney practicing in Western North Carolina and licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas. I primarily focus on transactional law and estate planning.

I'm originally from Georgia, but went to Wake Forest for Law School. While at Wake Forest, I was involved in the Moot Court, Public Interest Law Organization, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Federalist Society.

My main practice areas are estate planning, business law, trademarks, and family law. I am a guardian ad litem in several of the counties here in Western North Carolina.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Trademark Registration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas Judiciary
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
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Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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State Bar of Texas
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Davis Curry Law
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King Law Offices, PLLC
Wake Forest University
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University of Nebraska - Kearney
M.A. (2018) | History
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Mercer University
B.A. (2013) | History + Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
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State Bar of Texas
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Tennessee State Bar
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South Carolina Bar
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North Carolina Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Batista's Cuba: The Unrepublican Republic
?University of Nebraska at Kearney?ProQuest Dissertations Publishing
Notary Public
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Teaching House
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3 Questions Answered
Q. Why would my stepsister send me and my siblings a personal property exemption form ....keep all his personal stuff
A: There are a couple forms she could be trying to get you to sign. It sounds like she's trying to get you to waive your inheritance rights. If your father's wife never adopted you and never made a will, realistically the stepsister gets her property. Why she's trying to get you to sign is strange and you can certainly choose not to sign.
Q. Who gets house and everything when stepfather then passes?
A: If he never adopted you, you don't inherit from him in the absence of a will. Intestacy statutes will apply and the property will either go to his children (if he has any legal children) or his sibling(s). His living sister's daughter won't have a claim (rather the sister herself does) and any nieces/nephews of dead siblings of your stepfather would inherit.

Realistically, he should either make a will or do a ladybird deed to you, if that's what he's wanting.
Q. Mom died with no legal will have half sister tht is not my biological father's daughter and she was never adopted intitl
A: This very much depends on what the deed itself says. Based on how the question is worded, it sounds like the deed was in one or both of your parents' names.

How your parents owned the property matters (with the default being tenancy by the entirety for married couples). If both your mother and father have passed away and neither had a will, then North Carolina intestacy law determines how the property passes. The order of their passing matters as does the content of the deed itself. North Carolina General Statute 29-15 defines the inheritance rules and shows who may inherit the property but to answer whether your half-sister has an interest or not requires more information.
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Hendersonville, NC 28792
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