Probate lawyers are professional lawyers having vast experience and expertise in providing knowledgeable probate law representation. Having years of experience in probate law and court matters, these lawyers will work with you hand in hand to achieve your estate goals.
Duties of probate lawyers
All the steps involved in a probate process depend on the probate laws of the State. The steps will also differ based on whether the decedent died leaving a valid last will and testament, testate — or he died leaving no valid last will or trust, i.e. intestate. In either situations, probate lawyers are more than capable in handling probate.
A probate lawyer may be hired by either the fiduciary or beneficiaries, or both parties, when certain matters arise during the course of probate, or when the heirs and family members do not get along well with or trust the fiduciary.
Some probate lawyers also specialize in distinct lawsuits more or less associated with probate. For example, a potential beneficiary may challenge the decedent’s last will through a will contest, suspecting the will to have been written out mischief; or they may hitherto challenge the actions of the executor/administrator. Lawyers specialized in resolving such conflicts include probate litigators, estate litigators, or estate and trust litigators.