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Can an individual probate a Will of a parent without a lawyer?

Asked on November 9, 2011 under Estate Planning, Oregon


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

An individual does not need a lawyer to probate a Will of his or her parent, however the assistance of an attorney experienced in probate adminsitration is always desired due to the fact that the process can be complicated and time consuming in dealing with creditor claims and submitting an inventory of the estate.

As to regsitering a Will in the probate, all that one does is attach the original Will to a form in the probate proceeding and the form is then filed with the court clerk. The original Will is then part of the court proceeding. Good luck.

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