Why You Need a Probate Lawyer to Figure Out Your Estates NOW
Okay, maybe we went a little overboard with the NOW, but you do need a probate lawyer—sooner better than later. One day you will need your estates, assets, and other particulars to be sorted out.
Imagine not taking the right step at the right time for your posthumous affairs and all potential candidates end up fighting among themselves. But this isn’t Game of Thrones—and you have probate lawyers who can help you with the entire legal process.
What a Probate Lawyer Does
As a legal representative who has been licensed by the state to advise you on your legal particulars, probate lawyers can smoothen out an otherwise drawn-out process. If you die without a will, this complicates things for a probate lawyer.
Whether you need help with securing and assessing states or writing your will, a probate lawyer is there for you. Seniors usually find it hard to deal with the hassles involved in a legal process. There’s too much paperwork and jargon to deal with. A probate lawyer means you don’t need to worry about these trifles now. You can go about your affairs while your lawyer will take care of the more complicated matters.
Everything We Take Care Of
If you think helping you write your will is the only thing probate lawyers help you with, think again. There’s a lot more that goes into the process, including:
- File your will with the relevant local court
- Procure appraisals for your property and other assets
- File tax returns for deceased clients
- Identify and determine beneficiaries
- Help resolve any disputes related to your assets
Overall, a process that is otherwise difficult and even bitter for you becomes easier. You don’t have to worry about ensuring you’re making the right choices and not meting out anyone any wrongs. It’s the lawyer’s job now.
Creditors, Beneficiaries, and Others
The beneficiaries will have questions. In the rare off-chance that everyone gets along (and people rarely do), you might have an easier time. Most of these cases, however, require legal counsel to make the process easier.
Usually, beneficiaries are often concerned about things that, if resolved now, won’t become an obstacle later on. Your lawyer can keep these beneficiaries in the loop by regularly sending them letters and emails. Any questions that they have can be sorted out right now. If you are sending these communications yourself (as many clients opt to do), you can ask your probate lawyer to go over them for you.
Where Can You Find a Probate Lawyer?
Where else but right here? Reach out to our associates at the Law Offices of Ledwidge & Associates, P.C. You can plan a consultation with a Probate lawyer Brooklyn, Probate lawyer Queens in person if you’re in New York. We operate in the Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Bronx areas.
- Will Executor
- estate planning
- Probate litigation
- Will Execution
- Estate administration
- distribution of assets
- holographic wills
- living wills
- valid will
- legal dispute
- Executors & Fiduciaries
- Will contest
- Will Contests
- Joint Accounts
- Legal separation
- Family lawyers