A probate attorney helps to execute the last will of a deceased person. There are many situations and reasons that you might need a probate lawyer. Here are a few of them.
Write a Will
The first reason that you might need a probate attorney is to write a will and manage your estate. This is the best gift you can give to your loved ones in the event you die. Having a will written with how you want your estate settled can reduce emotional distress to your loved ones when you pass away. A probate lawyer will see to it that your debts are settled and your assets are distributed as you want them to be.
Settle Family Disputes
Occasionally there are family disputes following the passing of a loved one regarding the estate. If your family is experiencing such a dispute, a probate attorney can help settle the disagreement.
Pay Financial Debts
If the deceased person does not have enough assets to pay all financial debts, such as medical bills, funeral expenses and final income taxes, hiring a probate attorney for advice on how to manage the estate can be beneficial.
Seeking out professional advice regarding the assets of a loved one following his or her death, or to settle your own assets before passing away, can have many benefits. Contact Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC Attorneys at Law at 586-776-1700 to learn more about probate attorneys.