My experience as the son of two parents with big health challenges is what led me to the work I do today. My mother has wrestled with Parkinson’s Disease for more than two decades. My... more
My experience as the son of two parents with big health challenges is what led me to the work I do today. My mother has wrestled with Parkinson’s Disease for more than two decades. My father suffered a major stroke in May 2001. For many years, even as I tried to be a loving son to both of them, I began to notice just how little I knew about the larger systems that were playing increasingly... 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.