Practicing law and developing good lasting relationships with my clients is very... more
Practicing law and developing good lasting relationships with my clients is very important to me. I was originally in house counsel at various corporations -- Sun MS, HP, Symantec - doing corporate business law. When I left inhouse practice to care for my Mother full time who had Alzheimer's, I realized that I wanted to educate people on the importance of planning for their golden years... view profile
Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the... more
Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977 (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and General Sciences), UOP McGeorge Law School in 1980 (J.D.) and 1981 (LL.M-Taxation). He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California of Legal Specialization. He is a recipient of ... view profile
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society... more
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society for Creative Anachronism ( SCA ). In that group I am in training for European medieval-style fighting - with swords and suits of armor - though I may never catch up with my daughter's abilities in this sport. Since 1986 I have played tuba with the California Repercussions, a semi-professional pep band made u... 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.