David C. Gilmore was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 28, 1952 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1980 and the Florida Bar in 1981. Mr. Gilmore is a graduate of the University of... more
David C. Gilmore was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 28, 1952 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1980 and the Florida Bar in 1981. Mr. Gilmore is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. degree in Political Science (1974), attended the University of Cincinnati Graduate School of Business (1975), and received his law degree from the University of Dayton (1978). For over 30 years Mr.... 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.