My wife Susan and I live in Placentia with our four kids - Josh, Jacob, Dylan and... more
My wife Susan and I live in Placentia with our four kids - Josh, Jacob, Dylan and Marlee. We attend Friends Community Church. When I'm not busy working, playing with family or helping coach my kids' baseball, I am usually in the garage covered in sawdust while pursuing my woodworking hobby.
California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by... more
California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of Califfornia Board of Legal Specialization. When I am not practicing law, I am reading, walking my dog, gardening, or woodworking. I also am involved with community service with the Brea Rotary Club and my church.
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.