A nearly life long resident of Northwest Arkansas, I grew up on a farm outside of... more
A nearly life long resident of Northwest Arkansas, I grew up on a farm outside of Maysville, in Benton County. I graduated from Gravette High School in 1986 and from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in 1992. After being a touring musician for a few years, I attended the University of Arkansas - Leflar Law School. I received my degree in 2001 and have been in full time practice since... view profile
Matthew Kezhaya maximizes the profits of Northwest Arkansas businesses by minimizing... more
Matthew Kezhaya maximizes the profits of Northwest Arkansas businesses by minimizing risk through legal services like document drafting and compliance consulting, and mitigating risk through litigation services.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.