The rules and regulations of probate can be overwhelming, especially considering the often sensitive nature of the topic. If you decide to hire a probate attorney, you’ll first want to organize and answer a few questions. First, what is being probated? Is it a will, a trust, or something else? Is this a contested matter? Next, what is your role in the matter? Are you preparing the will, are you the executor, heir, or someone else? Finally, what services will you want your attorney to perform? Probate attorneys can help prepare wills and living wills, administer probate, help with will contests, can provide advice, can help revoke previous wills or trusts, and much more. Having this information available will ensure your initial consultation is as efficient and productive as possible. Remember, anything you tell your attorney is confidential so make sure you disclose all matters even remotely related to your issue.