My professional legal career includes successes through both litigation and... more
My professional legal career includes successes through both litigation and negotiation, with an emphasis on family law, collections, probate, and contested estate matters. I have extensive experience at all court levels, including Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as State and County Courts throughout the State of Maryland. My ... view profile
McCollum Associates, LLC, a law firm with offices in College Park, Maryland, handles... more
McCollum Associates, LLC, a law firm with offices in College Park, Maryland, handles legal matters in Maryland and in the District of Columbia. Primary Areas of Concentration: Employment Law Church Law Probate Law Other Areas of Concentration: Administrative law; business acquisitions and other commercial transactions; church law; appellate advocacy; civil litigation (trial litigation invo... 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.