Jack has lived most of his life in the Allen County - Fort Wayne, Indiana area,... more
Jack has lived most of his life in the Allen County - Fort Wayne, Indiana area, graduating from New Haven High School in 1971. Jack attended Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, graduating in 1991. Jack is a member of the Indiana and Allen County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before in the State of Indiana, United State District Courts for the Northern and Southern Di... 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.