Every state here in the US has different laws but when it comes to estate and probate, I think it is kind of similar thing. The only difference maybe is that every lawyer has different expertise and knowledge on the state on where they are practicing their career.
What is probate and when do you need it?
Probate is a process of examining if the will of your asset is true and if it is truly assigned for that particular person or organization. Do you need probate? Yes you need it of course, but not for yourself because probate is needed only after you pass away from this world. You need it for the persons whom you want to share your assets with and that if you have your assets to be left behind after your life here on earth. Without a proper and legal probate, it will be a big mess for your children or relatives on how to divide your assets provided you have one or many assets saved for the one that you will be left behind.
What if there are no legal documents at all?
When there will be no legal documents or will, the first person that will take care of the processes in dividing the assets that you left behind is the person who took good care of you like your relatives, children, or probably a close friend provided they will write a paper testifying that they survive you during the time that you are alive. But to make it easier for the person(s) that you want to be a recipient of your wealth, you need to make sure that you will have a written will so that everything will be smooth for everyone. The person that you want to receive your assets will now hire expert lawyers to do the legal examining of your papers or simply will just call your trusted lawyers.
In hiring expert witness attorneys
Of course, when you hire expert lawyers, you will see to it that you will appoint only the best. Depending on the state on where you live, like when you are in Palm Beach Gardens, you will know the expert lawyers in your town. Most of the time, these lawyers have expertise on researching probate litigation and they have proven their work already through those clients that they’ve been serving in the past and in the present. These lawyers have famous law firms in which most of the people ask their services in planning their estate, will, and trust. Also, expert probate lawyers do have wide range of knowledge in the state of which they are serving and they can help you and everyone else in trust litigation, disputes, and or any career malpractices. Lastly, with regards to the probate, these knowledgeable lawyers would help the recipient of your assets in taking care of your taxes, debts, allowances for your family members, funeral expenses, and other stuff.
So, make sure you already have everything planned in preparation for your last day to make everything smooth for everyone that will be left behind when you are gone.