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Do I need to hire a probate lawyer?

So you've recently been named an executor of a decedent's estate, or maybe the decedent did not leave a will, what do you do first? You may be thinking of hiring an attorney and generally that's a great first step. But for those on the fence, how do you know if you actually need an attorney? Take a look at the following common questions and if you can't answer them fully or confidently, it is time to pick up the phone and make a call:

1.) Are the decedent's assets probate or non-probate assets?

2.) What effect does the decedent receiving medicaid have on the estate?

3.) Can I pursue a release from administration?

4.) How do I handle the decedent's debts?

5.) How to handle the estate if there are more debts than assets?

6.) Do I know who to lawfully notify and how to notify them?

7.) Do I know all requisite dates and deadlines for filing?

If you have any of these questions or any questions at all, save yourself the headache and stress. The Braun Law Office can help today. (513) 887-4560

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