I have a background in real estate finance and managed a thrift and loan before... more
I have a background in real estate finance and managed a thrift and loan before attending law school. I started my legal career with a mid-sized (50 attorney) firm in Fresno California, where I practiced in business, real estate, and estate planning law. I returned to my hometown, Paradise, California, in 1994, and formed a partnership (Travers & Rank) with my stepfather, Donald Travers. I beca... view profile
Mr. Cooper is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, expert level, with a record of... more
Mr. Cooper is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, expert level, with a record of successful private and public agency practice, with extensive experience in many practice areas. He is a creative problem solver and team player with the ability to work productively with others in a high-volume, fast paced environment. He knows and practices the fundamentals of multi-disciplinary anlysis and holisti... 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.