As a named beneficiary or interested party of an estate, you have certain rights to receive information and to be informed and notified during the administration process. There are a number of reasons why a party would retain an attorney to represent their interests, including but not limited to the following:
- To review the documents and explain the details and the process in layman’s terms.
- To contact the Personal Representative and/or Trustee of an estate regarding an interested party’s rights.
- To discuss a possible breach of the fiduciary duty owed by the Personal Representative and/or Trustee and the remedies.
- To review prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, divorce decrees and child support orders to determine their relevance in regard to the distribution of the estate.
- To discuss the removal of the Personal Representative and/or Trustee.