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When is the right time to contact a probate attorney?

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2020 | Probate Litigation |

It goes without saying that you don’t look forward to the day when you’ll have to consult with a probate attorney. However, there’s a chance you could find yourself in this position after the passing of a loved one, such as a spouse or parent.

Should you have reason to believe that it’s time to contact a probate attorney, here’s what you should do: Act fast.

The sooner you get in touch with a legal professional, the sooner you can tackle the process. Furthermore, this reduces the risk of making a mistake that could cost you and/or the decedent’s beneficiary.

What can a probate attorney do for you?

It’s easy to say that you should contact a probate attorney as soon as possible. However, you may have reservations about doing so if you’re unsure of the benefits.

Here’s what a probate attorney can offer:

  • Management of the process: Most people don’t have experience moving through the probate process, thus putting a lot of stress on them should the time come. An attorney can manage the entire process from start to finish, thus taking a lot of responsibilities off your plate.
  • Answers to all your questions: There’s nothing simple about probate. As a result, you’re likely to have a variety of questions, such as those associated with managing the process and communicating with heirs. Your attorney can accurately and thoroughly answer all your questions.
  • Protection: If you’re in charge of the probate process, you’re at risk of making mistakes. And when that happens, you could find yourself personally liable. Your probate attorney knows how to protect you every step of the way, to ensure that you don’t find yourself in hot water.

It’s easy to assume that you can go through probate on your own, but you may soon find yourself faced with a variety of challenges that are difficult to overcome.

Rather than take this risk and hope for the best, consult with a probate attorney. This will put your mind at ease, help you better understand the process and put you on the path to making all the right decisions.