Marlena Gay Middlebrook, Esq. is the owner of the law firm, The Middlebrook Group, LLC. Attorney Middlebrook obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology with Phi Beta... more
Marlena Gay Middlebrook, Esq. is the owner of the law firm, The Middlebrook Group, LLC. Attorney Middlebrook obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology with Phi Beta Kappa distinction and her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University. Attorney Middlebrook earned her law degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and has been licensed to pra... 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.