Mark McNeely is an experienced Probate and Estate Attorney. He has been involved in Family and Probate Matters for over 25 years. He has lectured on Probate Matters and has published books for other lawyers to use in the Estate and Probate Field.
Mark's paralegal, Nancy McNeely, is also an established professional in the Probate Field. She is Certified as a Paralegal and has participated in many seminars in the Probate area.
Their expertise in the Probate Field is acknowledged in the area by other attorneys and judges.
The initial conference for opening an estate is free. At that time, you will learn your rights and obligations, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. Mark charges an hourly rate for his probate fees. (Other attorneys may charge a percentage of the total estate, look out for this!)
Each month, you will be sent a bill showing the date, service performed, person performing the service, how long it took, and the charges for the service. You will be kept informed each month and have the ability to review the monthly statement for services and costs with the staff.
What to Expect
You can expect a professional and courteous attitude with Mark and his staff. They will return telephone calls on a timely basis. You will be kept informed at all stages of the proceedings of what to expect and how long it will take. You will receive an accurate prediction of all costs.
When to Open an Estate
Any interested person (an heir, a creditor, a beneficiary) may open an estate. You do not have to have the original will to open the estate. The attorney or other person having possession of the will does not have to open the estate. The heirs may choose any attorney they wish to represent them to open the estate of the deceased.