Family is a top priority for me. I have been in practice with my husband since 1983,... more
Family is a top priority for me. I have been in practice with my husband since 1983, and three of our four children are attorneys in our office. My mother and my son-in-law also work with our office. . Our employees are also considered to be part of our family, and even some of their relatives work for us. Since family is so important to me, I want to help my estate planning clients ... 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.