Robert H. Harrison,Jr. of the Harrison Law Firm, is a lifelong resident of... more
Robert H. Harrison,Jr. of the Harrison Law Firm, is a lifelong resident of Livingston Parish. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, with a Batchelor of Criminal Justice degree. He recieved his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was selected for the Louisiana Law Review, was Flory Trial winner and was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Foll... 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.