I believe that everyone needs to understand their legal rights and responsibilities... more
I believe that everyone needs to understand their legal rights and responsibilities and need to have access to information about those rights so they can make informed decisions about their lives. My areas of expertise are probate, estate planning, trust administration, special needs trust planning, conservatorships, guardianships and chapter 7 bankruptcy. I also work with entity formation... view profile
E. H. La Velle, III grew up in Lake County and graduated from the Middletown Unified... more
E. H. La Velle, III grew up in Lake County and graduated from the Middletown Unified High School. After completing college, law school and several tours in the United States Army JAG Corps, Ed returned to his childhood home on Big Canyon Road, near Middletown. Upon his return to Lake County he was asked to join the law firm of Crump, Bruchler and Crump, the very first law firm ever establishe... 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.