Estate Administration: A Probate Attorney Can be Invaluable


A probate attorney, commonly referred to as an estate attorney, focuses on assisting a Personal Representative through the entire probate process from beginning to end.  A probate attorney can be an invaluable resource because the laws in each state are different with regard to probate proceedings and all of the requirements imposed by the probate court.  In fact, the first piece of advice for a personal representative is “hire an attorney.” Here s why. What is involved in estate administration? When someone dies, the assets which make up their estate must be distributed to their heirs.  In many cases, in order for those assets to be properly distributed the estate must go through the probate process.  Probate involves several steps, including proving the existence of a valid will if there is one, identifying the property and creating an inventory, appraising the property as necessary, paying debts, funeral expenses, and taxes, and then distributing the remaining property to
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