Does the probate process have to be complicated and stressful? It really doesn’t. While some common problems can arise during probate, having qualified legal representation and a basic understanding of how the process works can help you avoid conflict and hassles.
If you are trying to figure out how to move forward confidently through probate, consider two common issues and tips to avoid them.
Top Two Common Probate Problems
#1: Disputes between Family Members about Estate Distribution
When there are disputes between family members about the distribution of assets to beneficiaries and heirs, things can get complicated quickly. Hiring a qualified probate attorney can ensure you have legal guidance and someone to advise the personal representative or estate executor. The attorney’s services may include finding lost estate assets, managing proceeds from life insurance, handling creditor claims, documentation and paperwork, and more.
#2: No Will or a Will with Unclear Intent
When there is no will or the will does not have clear intent about estate distribution, obtaining the services of a probate attorney is crucial. An attorney will help you navigate the state’s probate code and local probate process for scenarios in which there is no will. The attorney can also provide assistance to either challenge the will’s validity or prove the document is valid—depending on your position, the facts of the situation, and the probate code.
Do you need to find an experienced Lexington probate attorney to help you successfully proceed through the probate process? Contact the legal team at McCutchen McLean, LLC, to avoid the hassles of probate.