Ward is a partner of O'Steen & Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and probate litigation where he has more than 20... more
Ward is a partner of O'Steen & Harrison, PLC. He joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and probate litigation where he has more than 20 years experience. Ward graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 (B.S., accounting) and the University of Arizona College of Law in 1991 (J.D.). He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1991 and the... 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.