Probate Lawyers, Wills, and the Probate Process

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January 11, 2014 by generationsprobate

A probate attorney can do wonders during the probate process. A reliable attorney can manage the entire process in the presence or absence of the will of the deceased.

Note that while a will is legally binding, it’s possible to alter it to a degree.

Altering a will is no simple task, and it will require a lot of legal knowledge to navigate through the process. The counsel of an experienced probate attorney in Sacramento is highly needed in changing a will, whether the change originates from the testator, or one of the will’s beneficiaries.

If you are the creator of a will, you can change it by creating an entirely new will, or through a codicil. The latter is an addendum that allows the testator to introduce minor changes to their will without having to create a new one. It should be noted that the creation of a codicil is only possible with the presence and guidance of an attorney.

However, if you are the beneficiary of a will and wish to have the terms of the benefits altered, it would be best to consult with a reputable and trusted probate attorney. Often, disagreements come at a time when the beneficiaries are still dealing with their emotions over the loss of the loved one who left the will behind. This makes the objectiveness and professionalism of a skilled probate attorney even more invaluable in resolving any legal issues involving a will.


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Generations is a Sacramento-based estate and trust law firm, providing quality legal counsel in Estate and Tax Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Administration and Elder Law. The name reflects the firm's position as a devoted ally that helps families and businesses make informed decisions about their futures, from one generation to the next.



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