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.
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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. [...]
Despite common belief, you do not have to hire an attorney to probate an estate in California. The probate process requires little to no court appearances or trials and the process is completely "document-driven". Hiring the services of an experienced California probate legal document assistant is one of the best cheap probate options in California. More importantly, using the service of a legal document assistant is substantially cheaper than hiring a California probate attorney!
Are you considering hiring an attorney to handle your legal matter? Read on to learn the pros and cons of hiring an attorney in California for various legal matters. The Pros of Hiring an Attorney in California Preparing California legal documents can sometimes be a complex undertaking. Incorrectly completing a document can result in a [...]