Do you need an attorney to file a will?

No. It is not necessary to have an attorney to file the will with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. However, you may want to consult with an attorney before filing so that he or she may determine whether probate proceedings will be necessary.

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1. What is Probate?
2. What is a will? When and where should it be filed?
3. Do you need an attorney to file a will?
4. What happens if a person dies and has left no will?
5. What happens if there is a will filed but no personal representative has been named?
6. How are probate proceedings initiated?
7. Are there different types of proceedings that can be filed depending upon the size of the estate?
8. What type of paperwork must accompany the form for filing a disposition for personal property without administration?
9. What happens after this information is filed with the Clerk?