I am married. I have three children, ages 17, and twin boys who are 10. I enjoy... more
I am married. I have three children, ages 17, and twin boys who are 10. I enjoy spending time with my family, and keeping in good physical condition. I was born in Pontiac, Michigan and raised in Clarkston, Michigan, where I attended and graduated from Holly Community Schools. I went on to attend Central Michigan University where I excelled in collegiate academics and football. I am pro... view profile
I spent the first six years of my professional career in private practice in the... more
I spent the first six years of my professional career in private practice in the metro Detroit area dealing with a wide range of legal issues from criminal defense, family law, estate administration and estate planning. In 1990 I took a position with the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan in Genesee County providing prepaid legal services for the active workers and retired members of the UAW. My pri... 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.