Lake County Probate Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Lake County Probate Attorney Edward Harding Lavelle III

    Edward Lavelle

    E. H. La Velle, III grew up in Lake County and graduated from the Middletown Unified... more
    Licensed for 32 years


  2. Lake County Probate Attorney Mary Margaret Heareamodio

    Mary Heareamodio

    I believe that everyone needs to understand their legal rights and responsibilities... more
    Licensed for 12 years - $200/hour



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.