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A probate attorney, also known as an estate lawyer or estate attorney is generally responsible for taking a personal representative through the probate process. The probate process is highly complex and can include vast array of different issue for example:
- Locating and securing both probate assets and non-probate assets.
- Obtaining date of death values and appraisals of all of the decedent's property.
- Preparing and filing all documents required by the probate court in a timely manner.
- Collecting life insurance proceeds.
- Rolling over and making appropriate elections with regard to retirement plans, including IRA's and 401(k)s.
- Advising on the payment of the decedent's final bills and outstanding debts.
- Keeping track of the estate checking account.
- Determining is any estate taxes and/or inheritance taxes will be due at the federal and state levels, and if so, then figuring out where the cash will come from to pay the taxes.
- Addressing income tax issues.
- Settling disputes among Personal Representatives and Beneficiaries.
- Assisting with the sale of estate property.
- Requesting court permission for various actions as required by applicable state probate laws.
- re-titling the decedent's real estate into names of the estate beneficiaries if it is not being sold.
- Distributing what is left of the decedent's assets after the payment of bills and taxes to the beneficiaries.
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