On the 25th Anniversary of her father's certified public accounting firm, Hilliard... more
On the 25th Anniversary of her father's certified public accounting firm, Hilliard Fisher, CPA's in Kentucky, Maggie Jo Hilliard began the Law Office of Maggie Jo Hilliard, P.A. in Neptune Beach, Florida. Maggie Jo was born and raised in Kentucky where she attended Western Kentucky University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism andAdvertisingwith a minor in Government. At... view profile
PATRICK P. COLL graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree... more
PATRICK P. COLL graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in History and minors in Secondary Education and Sociology. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was a member of the Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team. He is currently a member of The Florida Bar (Professional Ethics Committee, 2002-present), the Americ... 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.