Hello ! I began my professional life as a Certified Public Accountant and worked... more
Hello ! I began my professional life as a Certified Public Accountant and worked with national and local CPA firms in Louisville, Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia. While I was working as a tax specialist, I attended law school at Georgia State University and was admitted to the Georiga Bar in 1987. In 1989 I formed my own firm for the practice of law with special emphasis on privately held busines... view profile
I'm one-half of a second generation estate planning and probate administration firm... more
I'm one-half of a second generation estate planning and probate administration firm dedicated to serving families and individuals in the Atlanta area. I've lived in the Atlanta area for the past 19 years and began working in the field of estate planning in 2009.
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.