I was born and raised in Orange County, California. After graduating from Cal Poly... more
I was born and raised in Orange County, California. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona I attended the University of La Verne College of Law, graduating with my law degree in 1985. I worked as an associate attorney for almost 10 years before starting my own firm in Covina in 1994. My husband and I enjoy boating, water and snow skiing, playing golf, and attending Los Angeles Angels of A... 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.