Fruitport Probate Attorneys — 6 found

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  1. Fruitport Probate Attorney Douglas H. McPhail

    Douglas McPhail Pro

    When everything you have is on the line, our estate planning experience matters!
    Licensed for 26 years - $125-$350/hour
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    AVVO
    RATING

    8.3

    231-799-4994
  2. Fruitport Probate Attorney Fred J. Lesica

    Fred Lesica

    Muskegon Heights, MI Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
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    RATING

    6.5

  3. Fruitport Probate Attorney Donald G. Messinger

    Donald Messinger Pro

    Client Review: Donald Messenger has been my personal attorney for more than 20 years. During that time he has ...
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    Licensed for 42 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.1

  4. Fruitport Probate Attorney Sueann T. Mitchell

    Sueann Mitchell

    I focus my practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate matters, real estate, and business matters. I obtained my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan... more
    Licensed for 2 years - $160/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    5.8

  5. Fruitport Probate Attorney Jennifer Lambourne Lynn

    Jennifer Lynn Pro

    I started practicing law in 2009. I have been a resource for many attorneys and firms in the West Michigan area and statewide as an independent contractor, assisting with legal... more
    Licensed for 6 years - $175-$265/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.1

    616-502-3102
  6. Fruitport Probate Attorney Cara L. Fisher

    Cara Fisher

    Spring Lake, MI Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 13 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.3

Probate

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.