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4 Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

4 Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

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Hiring an Experienced Probate Attorney Avoids Conflict and Expedites the Process

Probating an Estate is a court-ordered procedure where the court reviews and distributes a will in accordance with its terms. It is vital that the Executor or Executrix of the Estate complete every step of the probate accurately, or they may be held personally liable for any mistakes made in distribution. Dealing with the complex probate process is an unwanted and very stressful event. Hiring an experienced probate attorney will ensure an efficient resolution with little to no stress. In most cases, the Estate will pay for attorney’s fees and costs.

Probate Attorneys Assist With:

1. Conflict Avoidance/ Resolution

Unfortunately, probates have the potential to tear families apart. Hiring an attorney immediately to probate the Estate will avoid confusion among heirs and non-heirs and provide an impartial third-party authoritative voice to hopefully reduce disputes. In many cases, probate attorneys act as mediators among the heirs which in most cases assists to ensure the probate process transitions smoothly.

2. Resolve the Probate Process Faster

Initiating the probate process immediately ensures that beneficiaries receive their inheritance faster. The deceased funds can usually be accessed to pay monthly costs, including mortgage payments, taxes, credit card bills, etc. until the probate is concluded. In many cases, creditors of the Estate must be notified via publication and given a chance to file any claims against the Estate. This adds another complex step to the probate process. A probate attorney will walk you through this complex legal process.

3. Debt Resolution

If there is not enough money within the Estate to pay the outstanding Estate debts, including medical debt, credit card debt, income tax, burial expenses, etc., then the deceased home must be sold (if they own a home) to pay the debts. However, if the deceased has incurred more debt than the entire Estate can afford even with the sale of a house, then it is essential to consult with a probate attorney before paying anything. State law gives some creditors priority over other ones. And some creditors are willing to negotiate their outstanding claim against the estate. An experienced probate attorney can assist with effective prioritization of these debts and negotiate to lower the debts.

Jesse Kalter Law Has an Experienced Probate Attorney Ready to Help You

Dealing with probate is not something a grieving family needs to deal with. You don’t want to be held responsible for filing incorrect documents and delaying the probate. You also don’t want to be held personally liable for incorrect distribution. Hiring an experienced probate attorney alleviates the burden of being the Executor and ensures accurate and efficient court interactions. LeAnn Schumann is a very experienced probate attorney. Her caring and knowledgeable disposition has guided countless families through a successful resolution of the probate process. She is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

A Compassionate Probate Attorney to Help During this Stressful Time
Contact LeAnn Schumann at Jesse Kalter Law Today for a Confidential Case Evaluation and Consultation
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