I am an Associate Attorney at Ferry Joseph, P.A. I graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2012, cum laude, having been an Editor for the Widener Law Review during my time... more
I am an Associate Attorney at Ferry Joseph, P.A. I graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2012, cum laude, having been an Editor for the Widener Law Review during my time there. I have worked at Ferry Joseph in some capacity for nearly twenty years - from errand runner, to legal assistant, to law clerk, to attorney - under the guidance of the founding partner, my father, David J. ... 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.