Born 1945; graduate Boyne City High School (1964), University of Michigan (1968)... more
Born 1945; graduate Boyne City High School (1964), University of Michigan (1968)undergrad and Wayne State Law School (1971) cum laude. Practiced since 1971 in Bay City, Bay County. Practice in all courtsincluding Saginaw, Tuscola, Huron, Arenac, and Midland counties to name a few; and the federal court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern Division. Member of the State Bar of Michigan ... 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.