Sallie is a member and past President of the Estate Planning Attorneys Association of West Pasco. She is a member of the Florida Bar, a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation, member of... more
Sallie is a member and past President of the Estate Planning Attorneys Association of West Pasco. She is a member of the Florida Bar, a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation, member of the Pasco County Bar Association (past President), the Clearwater Bar Association and the Hernando County Bar Association. She is a member also of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar, t... 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.