Should a fiduciary have an attorney in probate court?
I, Scott Grossman, am regularly asked whether an executor or trustee needs an attorney to represent them in probate court. I can’t imagine any other setting in which a person going to court would seriously ask whether they need a lawyer. Well, it’s easy for a probate lawyer to tell you how much you need a lawyer in probate court. So don’t take my word for it. Franklin County (Ohio) Probate Court Judge Eric Brown posted this on his court’s website:
Should a Fiduciary Have an Attorney?
Due to the complexity of the law and the legal problems that are involved in estate administration, the Court strongly recommends that all fiduciaries seek legal counsel. Good legal advice and guidance can expedite the probate process, prevent costly errors, and protect against the fiduciary being sued.
When a judge tells you that you need an attorney… you need an attorney.
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