Justin is a native of Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Justin went on to... more
Justin is a native of Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Justin went on to graduate magna cum laude from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. During law school, he was a member of the Political & Civil Rights Law Review, and a mentor for the Jewish Law Students Assoc... 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.