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Can you handle probate issues out of state over video?

With everything that has happened in the last few years and the rise of technology allowing for more telecommunications, you may be surprised to know that you can handle many probate issues online. If you have had a loved one pass away in another state but would have to fly or drive to get there, you may find it too difficult to meet with an attorney in person or even to make court dates in that state.

The good news is that video technology now allows for virtual meetings in many cases, so you can reduce the number of times that you have to go to court or visit with an attorney in person.

Video conferencing has changed the way people communicate

It’s a simple fact that video conferencing has changed the way people communicate. With a video conference, it’s possible to squeeze an important legal meeting into an hour lunchbreak from your job or to call into an office that is otherwise hours away.

Your attorney has the opportunity to address your legal and emotional issues over video instead of making you come to them or going to you. This saves money and time, which is particularly important when you’re dealing with the loss of someone you cared about.

Certain interactions, such as court hearings, are sometimes available online as well, which makes it easier for those who are far away to administer estates while staying out of state. This is beneficial for those who can’t make time to travel often, and it makes it more likely that you’ll be able to complete your court dates at the date and time of the original arrangement.

How can you prepare to work with an attorney over the internet or a video call?

Get to know the programs that you’ll be using. Ask for a test room or short conference call to make sure it’s working correctly. As you get familiar with the technology, you may find that you have questions. Your attorney can walk you through how to use this tool, so that you can handle your case from a distance.