North Port Probate Attorneys — 4 found

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  1. North Port Probate Attorney Jeffrey Michael Backo

    Jeffrey Backo

    North Port AttorneyJeffrey Backois an attorney at Mellor Grissinger Attorneys at law. Mr. Backo is a graduate of The State University of New York at Buffalo College of Law. While at... more
    Licensed for 5 years
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    AVVO
    RATING

    5.9

  2. North Port Probate Attorney Mark Martella

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    Client Review: Mr. Martella helped me to get my 84 year old mother's affairs in order. I felt overwhelmed when m...
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    Licensed for 27 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.8

    941-206-3700
  3. North Port Probate Attorney Cynthia Sue Murphy

    Cynthia Murphy

    Port Charlotte, FL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 25 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  4. North Port Probate Attorney James W. Mallonee

    James Mallonee

    Port Charlotte, FL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 12 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.2

Probate

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.