Volunteer Attorney Helped the Family of a Deceased Soldier
The mother of a deceased soldier needed help to probate her son’s estate. The soldier died with a will, but the mother did not know how to proceed. The Military Pro Bono Project located a dedicated volunteer attorney who spent almost two years helping the deceased soldier’s family. The volunteer attorney opened, administered, and closed the probate estate for the deceased soldier, and represented the mother as personal representative of the estate and trustee of a new testamentary trust. The volunteer also handled an insurance claim and helped establish a trust for the soldier’s minor daughter and helped with the administration of the trust with the beneficiary’s legal guardian. In this tragic situation, this volunteer attorney went above-and-beyond to help this family.