Does the Personal Representative Need an Attorney?
In almost all instances the personal representative must be represented by an attorney licensed in the state in which the probate proceeding is taking place. Many legal issues arise, even in the simpliest estate administration.
The attorney for the personal representative advises the personal representative on rights and duties under the law, and represents the personal representative in estate proceedings.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Probate and Estate Administration Articles
- How can a Probate Attorney Help Me?
- What is a Probate Court?
- What is a Probate Proceeding?
- How are Probate Assets Distributed in a Probate Proceeding?
- Who is in Charge of Administering the Estate?
- What does the Personal Representative Do?
- Who (or What) can be a Personal Representative?
- How are Personal Representatives Selected by the Court?
- What Documents Does a Personal Representative Need to Start Probate?
- What Fees are Generally Involved with Probate?
- What is Probate Litigation?