The Doak Law Firm focuses in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, and Business Law and Personal Injury. We focus on representation that is agressive and professional. Our firm is... more
The Doak Law Firm focuses in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, and Business Law and Personal Injury. We focus on representation that is agressive and professional. Our firm is proud to have two experienced lawyers: Jodi J. Doak, who has been practicing for 13 years and Wanda S. Losher. Jodi Doak is the senior partner and was raised in Charlevoix County. She lives in the area with ... 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.