NJ.com just posted a great article about what to do when your Estate Attorney is avoiding you. Below is an excerpt, but make sure you read the whole article at NJ.com “Your Money: My estate attorney is avoiding me.”
you have to understand that the process of closing out an estate isn’t quick or easy under the best of circumstances.
The probate process varies from state to state. Under California probate law, creditors have four months to make claims for payments, Whitenack said. Tax returns may have to be filed and taxes may have to be paid.
In New Jersey, creditors have nine months.
The fact that your brother — one of the beneficiaries — has died further complicates things.
That means you need patience, but the attorneys should communicate with you in detail what the process will be and what kind of timeframe you should expect.
Here at Woolcock Patton we help families anticipate and deal with these problems before they arise.