Helping my clients with probate issues - part one
Helping clients with their probate cases is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as an attorney. My clients are grieving for the loss of their loved ones, and they are facing a process about which they are unfamiliar. It makes me happy to reduce some of the stress for them.
Take the case of Mrs. Ann Jones (not her real name). Her mother died leaving a will, a house, and some other property. Ann needed me to help her by preparing the paperwork to file with the court and by advising her on what her duties were when she was appointed personal representative of her mother’s estate.
Once Ann was appointed by the Probate Court, I told her what she needed to do, and when she needed to do it, so that she followed the law. Ann told me that my advice helped her feel more comfortable about serving as personal representative.
When the case was ready to close out, I filed a petition to settle the estate; the judge approved it and Ann was relieved to complete the process.