Eric J. Gold has been a Los Angeles lawyer since being admitted to the California... more
Eric J. Gold has been a Los Angeles lawyer since being admitted to the California State Bar on December 20, 1999. Mr. Gold obtained his law degree (Juris Doctorate) in 1999, from the University of LaVerne, College of Law. Mr. Gold opted to attend the four-year, part-time, evening program, so that he could pursue his commercial freight transportation business during the day. While in law ... 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.