A Connecticut probate lawyer can help you to be prepared for the legal process that goes along with the death of a loved one. You need to ensure that you understand what steps must be taken after a death has occurred. Because probate requires going to Connecticut probate court, you also need to be prepared to cope with the legalities of winding up the deceased person’s affairs. Having an attorney can make this process easy.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates provides representation to executors as well as to beneficiaries and other interested parties during the probate process. We understand what is involved in winding up the affairs of a deceased person and we can offer you the assistance that you need to make sure your inheritance is protected and the wishes of the deceased are respected.
We also understand that many people who are going through probate may have never hired a lawyer or gone to court before, so we try to make the process as easy as possible.
One thing many people want to know after a death is what they should do in order to prepare for a meeting with a probate lawyer. These tips can help you to be ready to make the most of the meeting with your Connecticut probate lawyer so you can move forward as effectively as possible in getting the legal help that you need.
How to Prepare to Meet with a Connecticut Probate Lawyer
People meet with a Connecticut probate lawyer for lots of different reasons, from finding out they were named as an estate executor to determining if they can challenge a will. The specifics of what you should do before your meeting can vary based on your situation, but everyone may wish to:
- Make a list of questions. It can be hard to remember what you need to ask when you are actually in a meeting with a lawyer.
- Obtain a copy of the will. You want to bring this to your meeting if possible so your attorney can review it.
- List estate assets and family members. This list can be brief now, but you will have to expand upon it, so you should get started.
When you talk with Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates we can also help you to determine what other documents you should bring and steps you should take before your meeting with an attorney.
Why it is Important to Have a Connecticut Probate Lawyer
Executors should have a probate lawyer so they can fulfill their responsibilities, including filing for probate with the appropriate court, living up to the fiduciary duty to manage estate assets appropriately, and complying with Connecticut and federal tax rules.
Beneficiaries and potential heirs also need a probate lawyer to make sure the executor does his job in protecting the estate, and to ensure that the probate process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible so they can inherit and begin moving on.
Finally, it is important to have a Connecticut probate lawyer if you want to challenge a will because you do not believe it reflects the true wishes of the deceased. Your attorney in this case can help you to craft legal arguments to convince the court regarding why the will shouldn’t be probated.
Whatever your reasons for meeting with an attorney, being prepared in advance can help you to get the most out of the meeting and can set you on the path towards a relationship where your lawyer can be a strong advocate for you.
Getting Help from A Connecticut Probate Lawyer
A Connecticut probate lawyer at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates will answer all your questions and provide you with effective and affordable representation. We care about our clients and will work hard to make sure you have the best experience possible during the probate process.
We understand how stressful it is to handle legal issues when dealing with grief from a loved one’s death, and we also know how important it is to you to protect your inheritance and respect the wishes of the deceased. Let us help you to make sure you handle the probate process properly so the estate will be wound up in a timely manner with the property transferring to those the deceased has chosen.