I am an estate planning and asset protection attorney. I protect my clients and... more
I am an estate planning and asset protection attorney. I protect my clients and their families, estates, charities and businesses. My primary fields of practice are estate planning, elder law, business and real estate, probate and trust administration, charitable giving and non-profit organizations.
My areas of practice are probate, estate and trust administration, and estate... more
My areas of practice are probate, estate and trust administration, and estate planning. I served in the army aftergraduating from the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Law in 1970. After law school, I worked as a supervising attorney at Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services. From there, I was inprivate practice for three years and then joined the Oakland County Probate Court, as Chief ... 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.