Christopher Douglass Vasallo was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a fifth... more
Christopher Douglass Vasallo was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a fifth generation Miamian. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University, his Juris Doctor, with Honors, from The University of Florida School of Law and his Masters of Laws in Taxation (LLM) from the University of Miami, where he graduated in the top 5 of his class. Mr. Vasal... view profile
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara, Esq. is an experienced family, probate, and real estate... more
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara, Esq. is an experienced family, probate, and real estate attorney who has been practicing law since 2003. Cases handled in family court include divorce and separation, child custody, child support, and relocation matters. Cases handled in probate court include probating of assets with and without wills and guardianship of incapacitated persons and minors. Other matters a... 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.