I enjoy sports, history, and spending time with my family (including our dog). My... more
I enjoy sports, history, and spending time with my family (including our dog). My family worships and serves at the historic Riverside Avenue Christian Church, where my wife, Kat (also an attorney), and I serve as deacons and led the youth program.
Practice Areas Business law Tax Law Corporate law Guardianship Real property Probate... more
Practice Areas Business law Tax Law Corporate law Guardianship Real property Probate Wills Elder Law Trusts and estates Admitted Florida, 1991 Texas, 1982 (currently inactive) Education University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 1992 University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 1982 Editorial Staff, University of Georgia Law Review, 1980–1981 Florida State University, B.S., magna... 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.