Probate lawyers are an integral part of estate planning and estate settlement. Probate attorneys execute someone’s last will. Estate executors can hire lawyers to draft and record legal documents through the court or to help with administrative tasks. A Palm Springs Estate administration attorney can help with this.
The Two Types of Probate Lawyers
The two varieties of probate lawyers are: Transactional and Probate Litigators. Estate related transactional lawyers handle duties. Probate attorneys come into play if family conflicts arise or when heirs contest the Will.
Many have transactional lawyers facilitate the submission of the last will and death certificate. In case decedents die, leaving no Will, transactional attorneys are required to appoint an estate executor and also to assist in the mechanics of settling the estate.
When heirs argue about decedent Wills or if they sued the estate during the probate process then the estate hires a probate lawyer to defend them. The lawyer can also settle arguments between family members.
Some lawyers handle both types of cases. When hiring a lawyer, consult a few different ones to decide who is best for the job. Ask each for any required information. Lawyers need the decedent’s social security number, date of birth, date of death, the will, death certificate, life insurance policies, tax returns, and property deeds.
This is a very complex legal area. Always be sure to retain the best counsel possible. Doing so will ensure the best possible outcome in these matters.
Contact Our Palm Springs Estate Administrative Attorneys for a Consultation
Contact our Palm Springs probate attorney at 760-322-2275 to get started with estate planning or for help with your case.