Peter J. Mueller Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for forty years and is licensed... more
Peter J. Mueller Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for forty years and is licensed in California and Illinois (Retired). Graduating with honors from Loyola Law School in 1972, he was selected to associate with Chicago’s leading corporate firm and was also invited to become a Visiting Professor of Corporate Law at Loyola, where he had held the position as Assistant Dean of the Business Schoo... view profile
Darius received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from National University in 1991 and... more
Darius received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from National University in 1991 and was admitted by the Supreme Court of the State of California to practice law in 1992. Darius undergraduate work was in the field of chemistry. He is very involved in local, charitable organizations to which he donates his time pro bono. He is currently the President of the San Marcos Lions Club Foundation and a ... view profile
Dennis Pearce Kelly is a native of Michigan, where he was raised and educated. He... more
Dennis Pearce Kelly is a native of Michigan, where he was raised and educated. He attended Kalamazoo College (majoring in Zoology) and the University of Michigan Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 1968. Dennis then served then four years as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. His active duty included service as prosecutor, defense lawyer, and ultimatel... 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.