Timothy J. Ritchey practices in the areas of estate and guardianship administration,... more
Timothy J. Ritchey practices in the areas of estate and guardianship administration, probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, and estate planning. Over 90% of Tim's practice is dedicated to litigation, with an emphasis on contested probate litigation. He represents individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions and governmental organizations in cases br... view profile
As an attorney on the human side of the law, I strive to provide my clients with an... more
As an attorney on the human side of the law, I strive to provide my clients with an advocate and empower them to take control of their pre and post death planning and administration needs. Whether a client has significant wealth or not, everyone needs an estate plan and unfortunately everyone will experience the death of a loved one at some point in their life. I always tell my clients that i... view profile
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My... more
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My practice areas include the following: 1. Estate Planning I prepare living trusts, living wills, pour-over wills, last wills, health care powers of attorney, property powers of attorney, HIPAA authorizations, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), irrevocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)... 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.