Wm. Byrd Warlick (“Byrd”) was born in Cartersville, Georgia in 1941 and is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Georgia Law School in 1965. He worked primarily... more
Wm. Byrd Warlick (“Byrd”) was born in Cartersville, Georgia in 1941 and is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Georgia Law School in 1965. He worked primarily in insurance defense litigation for the first ten years. Thereafter, he spent 10 years specializing in mergers and acquisitions for First Railroad & Banking Company, a multi-bank holding company. During this peri... 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.