Wills Attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

My deceased mother named me her personal representative in her will. Do I need a lawyer to help me fulfill my duties?

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Not always, but it’s always a good idea to find out whether you need that ‘cause you often don’t know what you don’t know. A person in a personal representative position, executor, administrator of a will and the recently deceased relative who’s named you as such, they’re not going to necessarily know what they need to do. It’s all going to depend on how the deceased person owned their assets, how it was titled, whether they had beneficiaries or co-owners. And in which case, there may be no need for an executor or an administrator but that person may not know that until they’ve met with a lawyer. So oftentimes, it’s a very good use of your money to get a consultation. Now after that, there may be continued need for legal assistance with a professional and maybe not, it all depends on, again, how the deceased owned their assets and how they had their life arranged.

Fairfax, VA estate planning attorney Christopher T. Craig talks about how a lawyer can help you navigate the duties of being the personal representative for a loved one.

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