Jim is a an Attorney who is a Certified Specilaist in Estate, Trust and Probate Law who is to practice before all the Courts of the State of California, the United States District... more
Jim is a an Attorney who is a Certified Specilaist in Estate, Trust and Probate Law who is to practice before all the Courts of the State of California, the United States District Court Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Jim grew up in Ventura County in the cities of Ventura and Ojai. Jim, his wife Lori, son Nicholas and daughters Katia... 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.