Are you in need of a probate attorney? What is a probate attorney responsible for? This video briefly explains the role of a probate attorney.
“A probate attorney usually handles the process of estate administration after a person dies. An estate planning attorney, on the other hand, works with living clients on how their client’s estates should be administered.
” When a person passes away, their assets just be dispersed in a manner consistent with state laws and following the directions they put forth in their will. Probate is the process of administering the estate of a loved one and making sure their intentions are honored. Typically, after death, the process will take between 6 months to a year, with 9 months being the average time for probate to complete. Probate lawyers are state-licensed attorneys who work with the executors to settle the affairs of the deceased. They help identify estate assets, beneficiaries, pay any debts, and make sure people get their inheritance. A probate lawyer and your tax accountant will help you determine if any estate or inheritance taxes are due and made sure they are paid in a timely manner.