The need for legal representation has made the search for a lawyer to become generic – people now look for any lawyer with just enough legal expertise and think they have the best person to work for them – wrong.If you have received a notice of probate to be an executor, hire a lawyer early to help answer a few questions or to administer the probate process. Since the issue is such an important one, you need to make sure you have a list ready.
The lawyer won’t be there just for one session; instead, he will be available as a consultant on legal and financial matters for the entire probate period. Due to this, you need someone you can work with properly.
You don’t have to work with an attorney who drafted the will for the will-maker, the mere fact that the deceased person chose a particular lawyer doesn’t force you to hire the same lawyer for probate purposes.
If the original lawyer has a copy of the original will, he needs to turn it over to you so that the new lawyer gets to use it.