Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What is a Probate Attorney and Should I Hire One

Las Vegas Probate Attorney

Our Law Office has extensive experience navigating Las Vegas Probate Court, and we understand the our clients' needs during the difficult time after the death of a loved one. Settling our loved one’s personal and business affairs can be overwhelming. This is why proper estate planning is indispensable. Jim’s vast experience in the probate process will allow you to take care of yourself and your family, while Jim will handle the rest. Here is some information that you may find helpful.
why do i need an estate attorney

The fact is that, without help, it can be a long and frustrating process to have a loved ones assets transferred to the rightful successors, and it can be costly as well. Wills and trusts can help to alleviate some of these issues, as can joint accounts or ownership and transfer-on-death registration. What, though, if a loved one dies suddenly and without having made such arrangements? This is where a probate attorney can help turn a legal nightmare into a much less difficult experience.

Good estate planning, on the other hand, will help expedite matters, so it is important to consider these things while still in good health. Even if proper measures were taken, the blow of such a loss may make it difficult to muddle through any sort of legal business at all. Thus, it is usually best to hire a professional to handle this side of things while you grieve.

The same would apply if you are the executor of a will. Certain parts of the administration process may be difficult to understand. If you are not sure how to proceed, a probate lawyer may be able to help. This is especially beneficial if there are those who are contesting the instructions that you as the executor received from the deceased.

There are many situations that may arise that will call for the assistance of a probate attorney. For example, you may not know the best way to handle any debts owed by the deceased. Even if an estate plan was in place, you may need assistance in actually transferring ownership of property like a home, a vehicle, land, etc. There are many succession issues that could lead to potential litigation. When we lose loved ones, our mental faculties may not be prepared to deal with the legal fallout. Thus, you will want a competent attorney in your corner to guide you through any difficulties, allowing you to focus on what it truly important – your family and friends.