Elizabeth is the owner and managing attorney at Gerbasi Law Firm. She is a... more
Elizabeth is the owner and managing attorney at Gerbasi Law Firm. She is a California native who practices all over San Diego County. She earned her law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Prior to earning her law degree and becoming an attorney, Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and h... 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.