Side by Side: Working with Your Probate Attorney

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June 24, 2014 by generationsprobate

A probate attorney can help make sure that probate cases do not become long and difficult. This is a boon for anyone who has been named a personal representative or executor of an estate. The duties of an executor can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is not prepared for it; tallying up the assets and liabilities of the deceased, while doing your best to protect it for the beneficiaries can be a chore.

This is why it is best to hire a probate attorney to work with you in managing the decedent’s estate. Though you may have to spend for such legal assistance, it is well worth the good advice that a skilled probate lawyer would be able to give. Additionally, majority of the work in probate cases involves paperwork. For individuals who cannot spare the time to do all of it, having a person who can be trusted to write up all of the documents and to file the needed documentation before deadlines can make things easier.

The scenario given above usually apply to ordinary probate cases. Sometimes, problems like lawsuits and challenges emerge. These can extend the proceedings and cause headaches for everyone. It is best to have a probate attorney on your side to deal with these potential problems.


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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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