What is the difference between a Probate Lawyer and an Estate Lawyer?

A probate lawyer specializes in the legal process of administering a deceased person's estate. This includes filing the necessary paperwork, collecting assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries. During this process your assets are legally transferred to the beneficiaries in your will.

An estate lawyer, on the other hand, focuses on the planning and management of a person's assets while they are still alive. This includes creating wills, trusts, and other legal documents to help manage and protect assets, as well as minimizing taxes and other expenses. Estate lawyers may also help with probate, but their primary focus is on estate planning.

In summary, probate lawyers handle the legal process after someone has died, estate lawyers help people plan for and manage their assets during their lifetime.

Last updated: January 13, 2023

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