Do I need an attorney to handle an estate?
The answer to that is a resounding yes, because Florida requires, by law, that anyone who goes into probate court must have a lawyer. The reason for that is that the probate laws are very large, very long, and extremely wordy within the legal realm. Therefore, someone who tries to do it by themselves would get into trouble very quickly. That is the reason the legislature requires individuals to hire lawyers for probate.