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Dealing with Unresponsive Estate Administration Attorney in NJ

Posted on Sun Mar 29, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Dealing with Unresponsive Estate Administration Attorney in NJ

Most Recently Updated July 13, 2018.

“I am a New Jersey resident serving as the Personal Representative of my mother’s Camden County, New Jersey Estate. I hired a Camden County attorney to probate the estate and help me administer the estate. But I cannot get her to return my calls. What can I do?”

Dealing with Unresponsive Estate Administration Attorney in NJ

Dealing with Unresponsive Estate Administration Attorney in NJ

As the Personal Representative, the Probate Attorney works for you. You hire the Probate Attorney and you can fire the Probate Attorney. Many attorneys fail to recognize that we work in a service industry, client satisfaction is important! If you are not getting the service you expect, you can easily retain a new Probate Attorney and your first attorney must turn over the files to the new attorney.

You Are Responsible for the Estate’s Progress!

This happens more than you would think. Further, remember you are responsible for the estate’s progress. If the Probate Attorney is not moving quickly enough, the beneficiaries may have a complaint against you. If deadlines are not met, especially tax deadlines, and interest or penalties are levied, then you could be surcharged as the Executor or Personal Representative. The Probate Lawyer’s job is to keep you out of trouble, not create trouble.

More Probate Questions?

Administering an estate properly is only part of the overall probate process. By all means, if you wish to learn more, please read my more detailed article, The Probate Process All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Dealing with Unresponsive Estate Administration Attorney in NJ

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining how to deal with an unresponsive attorney. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!

Let our Probate Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Probate Attorneys.  By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to make the process as painless as possible!

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