I came to Bakersfield in 1985 because my wife and I wanted to raise our family in a smaller communitythat shared the same values as we did. Also, I wanted to work in a community large... more
I came to Bakersfield in 1985 because my wife and I wanted to raise our family in a smaller communitythat shared the same values as we did. Also, I wanted to work in a community large enough to offer a wide range of interesting and challenging legal work. In the years since I came to Bakersfield, I realize that I have been blessed with all that I sought when I came here, and much more. I have h... 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.