Estate planning attorneys deal primarily with wills and trusts, although they may also act as executors under a will. They are responsible for ensuring that proper documents are drafted and executed and provide guidance and assistance during the drafting process.

On the other hand, Probate attorneys handle all legal matters related to a person’s passing, including administering their affairs, handling funeral arrangements, determining heirs, and distributing assets to beneficiaries. For individuals who have passed away but whose estates are still being administered, probate lawyers focus on the distribution and management of assets.

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