Shannon M. Bio is a Central Coast native – born in San Luis Obispo, raised in the Five Cities and an Arroyo Grande High School alumna. Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Science... more
Shannon M. Bio is a Central Coast native – born in San Luis Obispo, raised in the Five Cities and an Arroyo Grande High School alumna. Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and thereafter received a paralegal degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Shannon obtained her law degree... 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.