Why Having a Probate Lawyer Is Important
The court process to determine who is granted the power to manage your assets and affairs in the event that you die is called probate. To avoid a probate process and spare your heirs from conflict, it’s extremely wise to hire a probate lawyer to take care of your estate before you die. You will be avoiding financial costs, wasted time and a lot of emotional turmoil for those you leave behind.
Don’t Try to Establish Probate on Your Own
I know there are many different legal forms available in libraries and on the internet for the probate process, but I strongly advise not to attempt to fill these out on your own. Certain forms are appropriate for each situation, and there is a specific legal procedure to follow. If you are not quite sure what you’re doing, proper legal probate will not be accomplished. As a probate lawyer, I know exactly what I’m doing and will save you time, heartache and worry.
I make the probate process easy for you because, in actuality, it’s really quite simple. First, you will need a will, which I can draft for you. In your will, you’re going to designate a personal representative who will take charge of things after you die. You will name beneficiaries/heirs, and you’ll list specific assets and whom they will go to after your death. The worst outcome scenario without probate in place is when one has a mixed marriage with children from both marriages. This is common nowadays and, if this is your situation, I recommend getting a good financial plan and probate established ASAP.