A probate attorney is a state licensed lawyer who understands law aspects enough to advice estate executors and beneficiaries on settling the affairs of a deceased person. The lawyer is also referred to as an estate attorney and is responsible for handling personal representatives throughout the probate process until everything is settled. He will take the representative through trusts, wills and estate planning among many other things.
A probate attorney usually has years of continuous legal education, experience and mentoring. They are all important in making sure that he performs his duties beyond expectations. The probate process and requirements can depend on the deceased’s state and the probate laws governing it. The probate laws will apply depending on where the deceased lived and died and where he owned estates. A valid testament of the last will can also determine how the process is conducted. However, in case of an intestate which is a state where the deceased had no valid testament of will, it is still possible for a probate attorney to handle it.
The attorney can come in handy when issues regarding the decedent’s testament, will or