Q: I have an attorney working an estate through probate. I have tried repeatedly to get them to respond. Any suggestions?
I sent several emails that have gone unanswered. I have been in the office and still get frustrated blank looks. I hate to start over since the process has already begun, but I’m at a loss as to how to my questions answered.
A: If a Probate Case has not been filed yet, then you need to determine if Probate is necessary in the first place. An analysis of the properties involved must be performed first, and it sounds like you may have jumped straight to Probate just because you thought you had to. If the Estate is being Administered, then several mandatory filings should be made within the first 60 days, and if not you have a problem. In that case you may need to retain other counsel. But Probate in TN is at least a 15 month process, so it will not be over with quickly.
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