Is there a way to pay for probate litigation or trust litigation if I can’t afford to hire my own attorney?

Are you wondering if there is a way to pay for probate litigation or trust litigation if you can’t afford to hire your own attorney? Well, the short answer is maybe.  Some cases are a good fit for a contingency fee agreement.  A contingency fee agreement allows you to hire an attorney without paying anything out of pocket.  The attorney agrees to represent you in exchange for a percentage of whatever money or property is ultimately distributed to you from the trust or probate estate.

In conclusion, not all attorneys take cases on a contingency fee and not all cases are a good fit for a contingency fee.  However, if you can’t afford to pay for probate litigation because you can’t afford to pay your attorney on an hourly basis, your case lends itself to a contingency fee, and you can find a probate and trust litigation attorney who will take your case on a contingency fee then you may be far better off than if you had to simply abandon your case.

Contingency (noun):

Payment for legal services that depends on the attorney being able to recover or win an award in the case. The payment is then a percentage of the amount recovered. This amount can vary based on if the case goes to trial or if it is settled.

Estate (noun):

An estate includes the things that a person owns. The things left by someone who has died can be distributed based on a Will, Trust, or Intestate laws. Estates have to be administered in the Probate Court if the estate meets certain criteria. See our Infographic on The Probate Process.

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Scott Grossman

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