I am a tennis player and avid gardener, and was a youth baseball coach until my kids... more
I am a tennis player and avid gardener, and was a youth baseball coach until my kids outgrew my expertise. I am a big baseball and football fan, as well as a fan of womens college basketball (look at where I got my M.F.A. degree and you may understand why). I do volunteer work for my undergraduate alma mater. I believe that the Constitution applies to drunk driving cases!
When I was eight years old, my father's business partner abandoned their office... more
When I was eight years old, my father's business partner abandoned their office after getting into debt way over his head.My father, an honest man who worked two jobs to make his small business successful, was suddenly left facing mounting bills and an uncertain future.I was too young to understand most of what was going on, but I remember the word "bankruptcy."My eight-year-old's mind didn't k... 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.