Since 1992, I have been serving the Lake City and Jacksonville communities with all... more
Since 1992, I have been serving the Lake City and Jacksonville communities with all their legal needs. My firm helps families with divorce and bankruptcy in both Federal and State court. Mr. Slama appears on the radio FM 91.7 during the morning show with Theresa Ross, and frequently lectures on the topics of family finances and foreclosure defense. Mr. Slama has also appeared on the Mont... view profile
I beganpracticing law in the North Florida area as an Assistant State Attorney.... more
I beganpracticing law in the North Florida area as an Assistant State Attorney. Later, I became lead Guardian Ad Litem Attorney for five counties (Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Hamilton, and Madison).I am presently in private practice along with my husband Lloyd Peterson, Jr., who also has been practicing in Florida for over 20 years.Firm Motto: When life has its difficulties, we want t... 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.