Attorney Catherine M. Geary develops close relationships with her clients, striving... more
Attorney Catherine M. Geary develops close relationships with her clients, striving to understand their goals and issues and, where appropriate, the goals and issues of affected family members and caregivers. Building long term relationships with her clients means being accessible, responsive, and pro-active in her representation. Attorney Catherine M. Geary practice areas include Person... view profile
As a former Commissioner of Little League and Adult Softball, I became a youth... more
As a former Commissioner of Little League and Adult Softball, I became a youth advocate volunteering my time as a parent-child mediator. During these experiences my clients prompted me to become a lawyer and to use my skills to make a difference. I pride myself in my abilities to find reasonable solutions, for it is my passion to insure my clients make the most informed decisions possible.
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.