I have been an attorney since 1999. My practice emphasizes probate litigation,... more
I have been an attorney since 1999. My practice emphasizes probate litigation, including contested guardianships and conservatorships, fiduciary representation, and other will and trust litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, I worked for the Aurora Public Defender where I tried more than 50 jury trials. I have lectured before the Colorado Bar Association, Boulder County Bar Associatio... view profile
I am a busy solo practitioner with a consumer protection practice. In the future, I... more
I am a busy solo practitioner with a consumer protection practice. In the future, I would like to hire an associate lawyer to help me with the workload. Would also like to eventually take cases involving human rights issues. --- I my spare time I like to read a lot about current events, politics, history, human rights issues. I consider myself an amateur investigative historian. Some day I ... 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.