Q: My probate lawyer has not called since September I gave them a list of assets in Feb. Called then last week she said we
Are still waiting for the list and probate was filed feb 2022 do I have recourse? Lawyer has done nothing since
I understand how frustrating it is not to obtain an update from your attorney. Communication with clients is essential in every matter, more particularly in probate matters where the clients are dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Since probate matters are regulated by the laws of every State, you should consult with an attorney admitted to practice law in your State. You may want to get a second opinion as to whether the delay is reasonable in light of the nature of your case. If, after consultation, it is determined that the delay is not reasonable, you may want to consider sending a letter to your attorney requesting to move forward with the case, or hiring a new attorney. (You do not need to "marry" your attorney if she/he does not keep you happy).
The reason why I suggest a consultation with another attorney is that, most often than not, clients are not familiar with the legal procedure and often say "the attorney has done nothing" which might be a false defamatory statement if the attorney has taken actions in your case but it has delayed beyond her/his control.
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