As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride,... more
As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride, discipline and a desire to help others at a very young age. After living in England, Germany and Washington State until the age of 8, Mr. Ledwitz grew up in Southern California and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law. Mr. Ledwit... view profile
Upon graduationfromPepperdine University School of Law, I worked as an associate... more
Upon graduationfromPepperdine University School of Law, I worked as an associate attorney atone of the largest estate planning firms in Southern California. I subsequentlyworked asan associateattorney at a major downtown Los Angeles firm in order togain litigation experience.Ireturned to the field of estate planning and have worked at the law firm of Bezaire Ledwitz Borncamp Since 2007. Our la... 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.