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3 Reasons You Should Hire a Probate Attorney

The process of administering the estate of a person who has passed away can be confusing and frustrating for the surviving family members. Hiring an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced with estate administration can ease your frustrations and save time and money. Here’s how:

  1. Gain Knowledge.
    1. Your attorney knows what paperwork to complete and will prepare it for you. Many people attempt to manage the probate process on their own and have difficulty sorting through the documentation necessary to open, manage, and close an estate. Your attorney will know how to complete inventories, publish notice, pay creditors, prepare accountings, and distribute property. Hiring an attorney to assist you will save you stress and worry over what you need to do next.
  • Save Time.
    • Your time is valuable. Your attorney will prepare and file all your paperwork and save you trips to the courthouse. This saves you time and saves your vacation days at work.
  • Save Money.
    • Your attorney will know which type of estate option will most benefit your situation. The clerk of court is not allowed, by law, to give legal advice and many will not assist with determining which estate option is best for your situation. Your attorney will make sure you choose the estate that most meets your needs, saving you time and money. 

Schedule a consultation today with a Probate and Estate Administration attorney to see how she can help you through this difficult time and make your experience less stressful.


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