I have been practicing law for over 15 years, primarily in Carroll County, Maryland. I was raised here in Carroll County and love residing here and working in this area. I have... more
I have been practicing law for over 15 years, primarily in Carroll County, Maryland. I was raised here in Carroll County and love residing here and working in this area. I have recently partnered with Paul Capriolo, a local attorney with over 30 years experience, and together we strive to provide the best legal serivces to our clients. In addition to practicing law, I am an Adjunct Professo... 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.