When do you need a probate Lawyer?
So when exactly do you need a probate attorney?
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if a probate lawyer is needed.
Can a deceased party’s assets be transferred outside of probate?
If the deceased party planned their estate properly in advance, you may not need to handle estate issues in a court setting. Common assets like a joint tenancy or beneficiary/survivorship accounts can be handled outside of probate court.
What to do when working with a probate lawyer?
Hiring a probate lawyer can really help you navigate the probate process in the smoothest way possible. But there are some things that you will need to do to make the process as productive as possible.
Here are some tips to follow when working with a probate lawyer:
• Provide your lawyer with all necessary documents (such as will, deed, insurance policies, and tax returns)
• Ask any questions you have in advance and communicate often
• Stay on top of your case.