Daniel R. Lewis has worked and resided in the Central Florida area since 2006, after... more
Daniel R. Lewis has worked and resided in the Central Florida area since 2006, after completing a 9 year term of service in the United States Air Force. He received his Masters in Arts from the University of Central Florida's History program in 2010, where his thesis work on Lewis and Clark became a published book. Attorney Lewis then received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Florida A&M C... 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.