I am no attorney but I have been there and done that with estates.
#1 Find a lawyer you can trust and pay the money to get it done right.
#2 Any lawyer who advises his client against probating a will cannot be trusted.
#3 ALWAYS probate a will. If you do not, things that seem simple now can come back and bite you or your heirs and make their life miserable.
#4 DO NOT use a small town lawyer or banker. Being a small town lawyer or banker means there will be a conflict of interest. They are in a tough spot. Hire a lawyer from a major city in the state you are in.
#5 Find a Lawyer with in depth experience in the exact type of trust you want. Get references.
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