Limited Assistance Representation for those who cannot afford an attorney to handle an entire Probate Matter
When someone passes away leaving assets in his or her own name, it is possible that the person’s family may need to “Probate” the person’s estate in order to pass down title of his or her property. The Probate process can last well over a year after the person passes away and it involves the filing of certain court documents as well as filing tax documents with the IRS. Handling a loved one’s probate estate can be a complicated and emotional matter for an individual to be involved with.
With Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) a person can hire an attorney to handle only specific aspects of a case, while the client handles the rest. One example of how LAR can be linked to the Probate process is by a client hiring an attorney to handle the initial paperwork of the Probate, up until a Personal Representative of the estate is appointed. At that point the attorney can end the representation and the client can then handle the rest of the matters involved in the Probate. Thus, through the use of LAR, a person can hire an attorney to handle only a specific aspect of a Probate matter while the client is responsible for handling the rest of it thereby reducing the cost of attorney’s fees. For more information on Limited Assistance Representation and the Probate Process please call the Law Office of Peter A. Moustakis, LLC.
Peter A. Moustakis is the founder of Moustakis Law LLC
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