1. 3 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a PROBATE Attorney
a. Are they familiar with the probate process in YOUR county specifically?
i. Every County is DIFFERENT! You will get a jump start in the probate process with someone who knows all the steps for probate in your county.
b. Are they a “people person” and have conflict resolution skills amongst grieving and angry family members?
i. Probate can = big conflict, lots of emotions, and hated feelings among the family and heirs of the decedent which can significantly slow down or stall a probate process. Having an attorney who knows how to steer through or around the conflict can be key to a stress-free process.
c. How accessible is the attorney and are they effective in their communication with you?
i. Probate can be a long, tedious, and sometimes emotional process. You will want an attorney that you can contact and who will keep you informed on what is going on in the process.