When someone passes away, you might be plunged into a sudden whirl of grief and things to do. Even if the passing was something you had forewarning about, loss of a love done is rarely easy, which is one reason to seek assistance with probate matters. Here are three more reasons to get help from a legal professional if you are facing probate processes.
First, while probate is sometimes simply a formal process that has to be stepped through to finalize an estate, it can get complex. If someone didn't leave appropriate estate documents behind or there are any disputes about the will, probate can become a lengthy process that involves a great deal of paperwork. Having a legal professional on your side means you can concentrate more on grieving, recovering and getting on with life while formal probate matters are handled for you.
Second, if there are probate disputes, it can be difficult to protect your interests on your own, especially if you have other obligations such as family or work. When you hire a probate attorney, he or she works on your side to protect your interests in an estate or inheritance.
Finally, a court battle or drawn-out will dispute can case life-long problems within a family. While a probate lawyer can't stop a dispute from happening, he or she might be able to suggest ways to deal with an issue that meet the requirements of the law and provide a settlement that lets families overcome the argument.
Our firm works with you to solve probate matters in a way that meets your goals and interests. We have experience in a variety of estate and probate matters, and we can deal with paperwork no matter how complex it gets.