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Feb 9, 2022

Qualities to Look for in a Dublin Probate Lawyer

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When you need a probate lawyer to handle the execution of a will, it is essential to choose the right one. The wrong lawyer can cause you more problems than they solve or lead to unsatisfactory results. If you are in need of a probate lawyer, read below to learn what qualities you should look for.

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Choose a lawyer who knows the area

A good probate lawyer should be familiar with Dublin’s probate laws and regulations and the surrounding area. The lawyer should also be well versed in the rules and regulations of your state.

Choose a lawyer with experience

Next, choose a lawyer with a good amount of experience. A lawyer who has practiced probate law for several years is more likely to know what to do in your specific situation than one who is just starting out. If you’re dealing with a complex will, you want an experienced probate lawyer on your side.

Find an affordable lawyer

You will also want to try and find a lawyer who can work within your budget. You don’t want to stretch yourself thin or go into debt hiring a probate lawyer. Most lawyers will work with your budget or be upfront about what you can afford to execute, so it always helps to bring this concern to the conversation initially.

Find someone who is willing to work closely with you

A good probate lawyer will work closely with you for the duration of the execution of the estate. You will need someone to be there for you when you have questions about any processes. This individual should be available by phone, email, text, or in-person for your convenience.

Get referrals for probate lawyers

If you know anyone with experience with a probate lawyer in the past, ask them for a referral. Talk to family members and friends who have been through the process of probating an estate. You have a good chance of finding a good lawyer when you ask around to the people you know.

Trust your intuition when choosing a lawyer.

Trust your intuition when choosing a lawyer. You know if something doesn’t seem right about an attorney as soon as you meet them. Listen to your intuition and go with your gut feeling on this one! 

Ask them about their past cases and how they handled them. 

Ensure their archives of past cases show happy clients before you hire them. Look online for reviews from previous clients or even ask their current clients what they think about the lawyer’s work ethic and knowledge level before hiring him or her.

Talk to a Dublin Probate Lawyer

Probate can seem like a complex ordeal, but an experienced lawyer can guide you through the process. At Lewman Law, we’re here for you each step of the way. We can take care of all the necessary paperwork and even provide a free initial consultation. To talk to a Dublin probate lawyer, please get in touch with us today by calling (925) 447-1250.

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