Complex or large estates, business partnerships of the deceased, complex trusts, or beneficiary problems may best be handled by an estate attorney. Their involvement in the estate administration process can be as in depth or minimal as desired or necessitated.
An estate attorney can play many roles. They may aid the distribution of assets or in upholding compliance to a Will. They can guide decision-making, provide court representation, or assist in filing probate paperwork. If the assistance of an attorney is necessary, ensure the attorney specializes in probate law. Such attorneys may be called estate attorneys or probate attorneys.
Meet with several attorneys before making a selection. Consider their experience and communication skills as well as your feelings of confidence and trust in choosing them as the best attorney to represent the estate.
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