I am an estate planning, elder law and special needs attorney in Savannah, Georgia serving Savannah and the surrounding areas. I am a member of the National Association of Elder Law... more
I am an estate planning, elder law and special needs attorney in Savannah, Georgia serving Savannah and the surrounding areas. I am a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Savannah Estate Planning Counsel. I am an accredited VA Attorney and help veterans with qualification for Veter... 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.