23 Aug 3 Reasons To Hire A Probate Attorney
When a loved one passes away, they leave behind many loose ends, such as bills and assets. The person responsible for tying up the loose ends of the deceased is their personal representative. Serving as someone’s personal representative is a daunting task, but you don’t have to go through it alone. In fact, you can and should hire a probate attorney to guide you through the probate process. Here’s why:
1. Probate is complicated.
When you serve as a loved one’s personal representative, you’re responsible for shepherding their estate through the probate process. This means that you’re responsible for a variety of tasks, including filing forms, settling debts, and distributing assets to heirs. All of these tasks need to be done in a specific order and within so many days. Most people without a law degree know little about the probate process, which makes completing complicated, required tasks difficult. By hiring a probate attorney for guidance, you can make sure all tasks are completed on time.
2. A probate attorney can lessen your stress.
Between keeping track of assets and paying off debts, probate is a stressful process. Hiring a probate attorney can lessen your stress because you can rely on them to help you through the process. Your probate attorney will provide answers to all of your questions and will help you file all necessary documents. The probate process is much less stressful when you’re not responsible for wading through all of the paperwork and tasks alone.
3. A probate attorney can help keep the peace.
The death of a loved ones is stressful and unfortunately, fights within families or between heirs are not uncommon during the probate process. A probate attorney can help you keep the peace by stepping in and explaining inheritances to heirs. As a professional and individual outside the family and friend group of the heirs, your probate attorney can serve as a level-headed peace keeper so that you can do your job as a personal representative without worrying about hurting other people’s feelings or becoming an easy target for angry individuals.
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