People need to be aware that the probate laws changed drastically with the implementation of the Uniform Probate Code in 2012.
People come in with estates that were processed 25 years ago, and there are now issues that need be resolved, e.g., whether a deed from the old estate is necessary to transfer ownership.
Just came from the probate court clerk’s office and not only was the attorney doing the old estate someone who acknowledged in writing that it was their first one, but a review of the paperwork shows it completely different from what is used now. The scene has literally been transformed.
Make sure the people who help the family probate the estate has up to date familiarity with both the UPC and the court personnel in the county involved. It is essential for getting the job done right.