If your estate is going through probate, things can invariably happen to slow down the process. There is paperwork and possible delays that can cause you and your family stress. If there is an estate that is going through probate, you should contact an attorney to help you through the process.
The best way to get out ahead of any possible issues is to get the help of an attorney. They can handle the details of the process and ensure that all your paperwork is correct. Your lawyer will keep track of deadlines in the case and make sure that everything gets filed in time. If there are disputes with creditors, your lawyer will deal with them as they arise.
You would want the help of a lawyer at the outset of the process. If you are calling a lawyer in the middle of probate, the chances are that something has gone wrong already that could have been avoided if you had legal help. If you hired an attorney to help with the estate plan, they could be the one to work with you during the probate process.
You will certainly need a probate attorney if there is any possibility of family strife. Some family members may challenge the will if they are dissatisfied with the amount of property that they will receive. Then, you may end up in expensive and protracted litigation if the dispute cannot be resolved. A probate attorney can work to potentially resolve the situation before it spirals out of control.
Call a Lincolnshire Estate Planning Lawyer
The attorneys at Charles T Newland & Associates can help with your estate plan and when an estate is in probate. We offer a full range of estate planning services. Call us today at 847.797.9300 or contact us online to discuss your estate plan.