If my husband recently passed away and all of our assets are jointly owned, do I need to hire a lawyer and probate his estate?

There is nothing in his name only.

Asked on February 13, 2013 under Estate Planning, Kentucky


Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No you do not generally need to hire a lawyer; however a lawyer can assist you to clear title on real property and is generally more efficient then the lay person in clearing any details re garding the estate you inherited.

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