Estate and Probate

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Do you really want to handle the Estate on your own?

A probate lawyer is a state licensed attorney who, through years of mentoring, continuing legal education and experience, understands how to advise Personal Representatives (also known as Executors) and the beneficiaries of an estate on how to settle all of the final affairs of a deceased person (also known as a decedent).

What Does a Probate Lawyer Do?

A probate lawyer, also known as an estate lawyer or an estate attorney, is responsible for taking a Personal Representative through the entire probate process from start to finish.  This includes such matters as gathering and preserving assets, determining who has legal claims against the estate, developing plans for proper distribution of assets, making sure the personal representative does not subject him or herself to any personal liability for failing to properly account for all of the estate’s assets and debts.

Will challenges and probate litigation require very specific knowledge of the applicable laws and methods of practice. You need an experienced, compassionate attorney who empathizes with your loss, and will be forthright in his representation and reasonable in his professional fees.