If you find yourself in a position where you need to administer a loved one’s will or take care of other issues regarding his or her assets after his or her death, you can suddenly find yourself facing waves of confusion and a massive headache. Relieve yourself from this stress by taking a step back and working with an experienced probate lawyer. Probate lawyers are lawyers who know how to methodically work through all aspects of the probate process to ensure that the deceased’s wishes are upheld and that his or her loved ones receive the assets they were meant to receive.
Probate is the process of submitting and validating a will to the court. Once a will has been submitted, all assets are transferred to their intended beneficiaries and any debts or taxes associated with the deceased’s estate are paid and settled. Once the process is complete, the estate is “closed.”
A Probate Lawyer Can Save you Money
There are a lot of financial obligations that come up during the probate process, such as debts to be satisfied and taxes to be paid. A probate lawyer can determine which of these are legitimate and which are in error, if any, and make sure that all legitimate issues are resolved. Another reason why working with a lawyer can save you money is that a lawyer can handle the process efficiently. You likely have a full time job and would suffer financially from taking time off to handle the probate process. By outsourcing it to a party who knows how to handle the process, you can save money in the long run.
A Probate Lawyer Can Represent your Case in the Event of a Dispute
Disputes can and do arise regarding estates. Examples of these disputes include:
- Disputes about the will’s validity, such as questions about the deceased’s mental capacity or whether there was undue influence upon him or her;
- Issues with the deceased’s creditors; and
- Disputes regarding the designations within the will.
A Probate Lawyer Can Guide you Through the Process
If you do opt to handle the probate process alone, you can still seek guidance from a lawyer to ensure you stay on the right track. Rather than handing the whole case over to a lawyer, you can save money while still receiving hands-off coaching this way. Talk to an attorney to determine whether this or a more hands-on approach is right for you.
Work with an Experienced Winter Park Probate Lawyer
As the executor of a loved one’s will, you have the responsibility of ensuring that all aspects of the will are addressed properly so the estate can be closed. This can be overwhelming for many individuals, especially those who are not familiar with the probate process. For guidance with the probate process and representation in probate court, work with an experienced probate lawyer. Contact The Law Offices of Aubrey Harry Ducker, Jr., PLLC today to set up your initial legal consultation with our firm.