Do I need a lawyer for probate?

Probate is a forms-driven, timeline-intensive process involving hundreds of steps that must be taken in a specific order and by strict deadlines.  While probate court judges are sympathetic to estate administrators, the court cannot overlook skipped steps or missed deadlines, and mistakes in probate cause costly and lengthy delays.  By hiring an experienced probate attorney, you will have a knowledgeable guide beside you.  Attorney’s fees in probate cases are set by statute and involve a sliding scale, based on the gross value of assets in the estate.