Allyson Shepston, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Arizona State University, is a graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University. She understands that... more
Allyson Shepston, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Arizona State University, is a graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University. She understands that each client brings a unique set of life circumstances and needs that must be addressed independently thorugh a client centered, client tailored approach. She maintans that estate planning is not just for wealthy peop... view profile
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.