For over 15 years, Austin Frye, JD, MBA, CFP has helped countless clients in expertly planning and protecting their financial futures. He has been featured on television news programs... more
For over 15 years, Austin Frye, JD, MBA, CFP has helped countless clients in expertly planning and protecting their financial futures. He has been featured on television news programs such as WPBTs The Nightly Business Report and quoted in national publications such as The New York Times, Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investment News, Chicago Tribune, Details Magazine and ... 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.