My brother was a criminal defense “Super” lawyer in Redding, CA. He was slain along with his two dogs. Now there is a x-girlfriend laying claaim on his whole estate. We have to stop her.
No. You seldom probate estates that do not have assets.
Because there is an estate, the attorney will be paid from the estate at the end of the probate.
You will probably need to advance $1000 for filing fee and publication of notice.
Because litigation may be involved, the attonrey will probably request extraordinary fees.
You need an attorney quickly to cut off ex girlfriend's plans.
When the person gives you money, the person has an attorney and the attorney has a client, but not until then. Inspired by words of Abraham Lincoln
Pro bono means you would like an attorney to work for free to recover money for you to have. Most attorneys who work for a living need to earn money to take care of their families, etc. Unless there is an attorney out there who has the time, money and ability to fight this for some cause, it is very unlikely you will find a pro bono attorney. What you may be able to find is a contingent lawyer who will get paid out of what he/she recovers. Also note that if you are successful in probate, the attorney gets paid from the probate estate by law.
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