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What Is a Probate attorney? Definition, Uses and Importance.

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A probate attorney is someone that works on behalf of the estate or beneficiaries as well as the judge and the executor to get the best outcome for all parties. Probate attorneys are the most expensive part of probate and according to many probate statistics, they are responsible for billions of dollars in costs per year. That doesn’t mean probate attorneys are bad, they are the easiest way to get through probate court successfully, but it does take a lot of time and filing as well as back and forth with the probate court

Depending on the specifics of the case, a probate attorney, sometimes known as an estate attorney, can play various roles. Whether or not they are involved will be determined by the value of the decedent’s assets and the existence of a last will and testament. In circumstances when there is no will, the beneficiaries submit claims and sue for what they believe they are entitled to. When there is a will, the legitimacy of the will may be questioned, which could lead to litigation.

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