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Hiring a Lawyer as a Coach
If you’re willing to take primary responsibility for handling the probate yourself, you may find a lawyer who is open to giving you limited legal help (sometimes called “unbundled services”) instead of handling all aspects of the probate case. For example, you might hire a lawyer just to answer specific questions during the probate process.
The vast majority of probate cases are just paperwork. So if no one is fighting over the estate, and especially if your court provides fill-in-the-blanks probate forms, as many do, you may be able to handle most of the probate yourself.
Be sure that both you and the lawyer are clear on what you’re each agreeing to handle, and put your agreement in writing.
It’s a good idea to be in touch regularly with beneficiaries; otherwise, they may not understand what’s going on and how long the process takes. Sending periodic letters or emails is an easy way to keep folks up to date. You might ask the lawyer to look at your communications before you send them, to make sure you’re getting everything right.