I am the founder of Alan R. Press, Attorney At Law, P.C., established in 1994. I... more
I am the founder of Alan R. Press, Attorney At Law, P.C., established in 1994. I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where I received my B.S.B.A. While at Georgetown, I served as an intern for United States Senator Bill Bradley. In addition to being a lawyer, I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to my law practice, I began my career at Ernst & Young, one of the ... view profile
I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for... more
I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for more than 35 years and as a result, I have a wealth of experience that allows me to skillfully navigate through a diverse assortment of legal matters. I am certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney, and have held this certification since 1995
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly... more
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly rewarding. It is an area of the law that is relatable and has or will affect all of us at some point during our lives."
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
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.