Robert graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was admitted... more
Robert graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1978. Shortly after his admission, he came to Michigan and was admitted into practice in November of the same year. Since then, Robert has been engaged in private practice in Fremont and Muskegon. In April of 1998, he established his own firm, Stariha Law Offices, P.C., and ... 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.