No. For probate purposes, you need an attorney that can file the appropriate documents in the county that the person resided in when he or she passed away. Even though my office is in Jackson County, I routinely help clients with probate matters throughout Missouri. In my opinion, it is much more important to have a quality attorney than a local one. Since many probate matters can be completed entirely without ever physically appearing in a court, an attorney from another county can represent you just as effectively as a local attorney.
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