Not every asset that belongs to a deceased person becomes part of his or her estate. Not all estates must go through probate. Only some of the estates that go through probate involve complex issues that require the personal representative to hire a lawyer. In fact, hiring an attorney is usually a waste of money in uncomplicated probate cases. For most people, it makes better financial sense to hire a non-attorney professional to complete your probate forms correctly.
Did you know personal representatives are entitled to financial compensation for administering their loved one's estate? Read on to learn just how much executors are paid, and how it affects the estate and beneficiaries.
When they begin the process of settling a loved one's estate, most people are shocked to discover just how expensive the probate process really is! Therefore, these individuals are usually looking to save money wherever they can. Luckily, there are ways to avoid paying attorneys' fees and even some court fees during the probate process! Read on to learn how.
Are you an executor of an estate trying to determine whether or not you require legal representation for a probate case? If you're dealing with a simple, uncontested estate, you could save thousands of dollars in attorneys fees by representing yourself in probate! Plus, free legal resources and legal document assistants are available to help you through the process. Read on to learn more!
If you are the executor of an estate wondering whether you need to hire a probate attorney, check this out! In this article, we list three of the top signs the will or estate you're working with requires an attorney's advice. However, if none of these situations sound familiar to you, you may want to consider working with a legal document assistant instead!
Believe it or not, you CAN probate an estate without spending thousands of dollars in attorneys fees. In fact, hiring a legal document assistant is a great way to probate without a lawyer, but still get help completing and filing legal documents. Read on to learn more about probating without an attorney, and how A People's Choice can help.
Probate is the process through which the court settles the financial affairs of a recently deceased person. The process can take 2-12 months, and most people do not need to hire a lawyer to get through it. Some people choose to hire an expensive lawyer and then work with the attorney's California probate paralegal. But there is another choice. Hiring a registered legal document assistant (LDA) for help with your probate forms is a better idea that will save the estate thousands of dollars!
Being the personal representative of an estate is a big responsibility. When a parent or family member has passed away, you may think you need to find a probate attorney to settle the estate. Lawyers’ services can be expensive, though. After talking with a probate lawyer, however, you might decide that a better choice is to hire a registered legal document assistant to prepare your probate forms. Here's what you need to know.
Do you have an attorney that you are unhappy with? Do you want to represent yourself or find a new attorney? Unfortunately, sometimes an attorney-client relationship deteriorates to the point when you want to fire your attorney. While there are good reasons to fire an attorney, sometimes both parties may have unrealistic expectations. You may discover you don't really need an attorney or simply cannot afford your attorney. Here is a guide of when you should fire your attorney and when you shouldn't.
Probating an estate may feel overwhelming at times and can be very expensive using an attorney. From completing all the probate forms to making court appearances, most people consider hiring an attorney to handle their probate matters. Though it may be convenient to hire an attorney, hiring one is not required under California’s probate laws. [...]