Q I’ve been named executor under a Will, what kind of attorney do I need?
If you have been appointed as an independent executor, administrator or personal representative under a Will, you will need a probate attorney. It’s important to do the research to find the right probate attorney for your situation.
Some probate attorneys only handle uncontested matters. This means that they handle cases that have no anticipated problems with the beneficiaries named in the Will.
If you foresee a problem with the beneficiaries or if someone has been left out of the Will, you could have a contested matter. In this case, you would need an attorney that handles probate and fiduciary litigation.
We recommend that before you carry out any duties as an independent executor, administrator or personal representative, you should contact a qualified probate attorney.