David E. Hoy, Attorney at Law Attorney David E. Hoy is the senior partner of The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd. and has 30+ years of experience as an attorney. The Law Offices of... more
David E. Hoy, Attorney at Law Attorney David E. Hoy is the senior partner of The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd. and has 30+ years of experience as an attorney. The Law Offices of Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd. was formerly known as The Law Offices of David E. Hoy when Mr. Hoy founded the firm in 1985. Mr. Hoy, having successfully passed the Illinois Bar Exam upon first examination in July, 1983, was ... 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.