Do I need an attorney to handle an estate?


Technically, an individual who’s not an attorney can handle a summary administration, but we’ve had many cases where clients come to us who’ve tried that and said, “Hey, I’m gonna let you take over this.” But if it’s a regular administration, then yes, you do need an attorney because many documents have to be filed with the court, many motions have to be made, many orders have to be prepared. It’s not cookie cutter when we get into a typical administration.