Yahima Suarez graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art, Cum Laude, in Political Science, English and... more
Yahima Suarez graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art, Cum Laude, in Political Science, English and History from St. ThomasUniversity, 2003. Ms. Suarez worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the State Attorney’s Office for the Miami Dade County Courts, January-June of 2006 and interned for the Four Courts (S... 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.