Contact us if you need assistance with:
- • Knowing your rights as a surviving spouse
- • Knowing your rights as a statutory heir or a beneficiary
- • Probate litigation
- • Tax issues of the deceased
- • Trust planning
What Does a Probate Lawyer Do?
Simply put, a probate lawyer will manage the filing of the last will and testament of a deceased individual. This area of law can be complex, especially depending on the degree of estate planning before the person passed away. A probate attorney will assist in the process of distributing assets and resolving debts.
Most people do not think to hire a probate lawyer until there is a sense of urgency because someone has passed. This is sometimes a rushed process resulting in hiring someone that doesn’t necessarily have your best interests in mind. At Schwartz, Fang & Keating, P.C. we are dedicated to serving our clients in a respectful and responsible manner so that the person’s estate is administered with success.
Why Not Handle Probate Without an Attorney?
You have the responsibility as the administrator or trustee to navigate the complex legal and financial matters. Having an experienced and trusted attorney at your side will help you deal with each step and the many challenges that may arise.
Aside from the technical and legal challenges, there is the added stress of competing intentions of beneficiaries. When it comes time to administer assets of a deceased loved one, it is important to preserve the family’s relationships.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time and trying to navigate these legal and financial matters can make it more difficult.