When Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

Experienced Guidance throughout Probate Proceedings

The legal process following the loss of a loved one, referred to as probate, can be complex and lengthy. While each case will vary, many issues will likely need to be addressed, including interpretation of the will, the payment of your loved one’s outstanding debts and the disbursement of their assets. In rare situations, including those with a very clearly defined will, it is possible to avoid the probate process. In others, the probate process may become complicated and require the assistance of an experienced attorney.

At Gorman & Jones, PLC, each Phoenix probate lawyer at our firm offers detailed and experienced guidance to families undergoing the probate process. Our experience and knowledge of the probate process and all applicable laws enable us to help you understand the process before you and what may be expected of you during your proceedings.

The Probate Process is Complex and Requires Experienced Attention

Probate is a complex process. Even if your loved one has a clearly defined will and has addressed all contingencies, the probate process may still offer challenges that they were unable to predict. Even the smallest mistake when handling these issues can lead to probate litigation, a costly and lengthy battle.

We offer the guidance you need to address every aspect of your proceedings and have the skill and experience needed to handle complex situations that may lead to probate litigation, including:

  • Will contests
  • Creditor disputes
  • Disputes between heirs
  • Improperly completed estate plans
  • Assets obtained after an estate plan

Traversing Probate Alone is Possible, Not Recommended

While it may be possible to handle the probate process without legal guidance, it is often unwise to do so. Mistakes, oversights and mishandling of issues during the probate process may lead to expensive litigation, even between family members.

We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you avoid costly errors, and work diligently to help your family traverse the probate process as quickly and painlessly as possible.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your probate concerns and learn how we can be of assistance, contact us today by calling our office at 602.388.1623.

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