I began my practice in 1988 as a private practioner whom concentrated in Probate and... more
I began my practice in 1988 as a private practioner whom concentrated in Probate and Family law. In 2006, I was selected to serve as Assistant Majority Counsel for the Michigan Senate, with a focus on probate law. In 2009, I joined the Oakland County Probate Court as Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Daniel A. O’Brien. After four years fine-tuning my probate expertise with the Oakland... view profile
Since becoming an attorney in 1990, Robert Zawideh's practice has taken him before... more
Since becoming an attorney in 1990, Robert Zawideh's practice has taken him before Michigan's trial and appellate courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as before federal district and circuit courts, state courts and arbitration panels across the United States. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Ohio, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Utah an... 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.