The law office of Linda E. Wasielewski, P.L.C. is a solo practice firm located in Traverse City, Michigan focusing upon Estate Planning, Probate and Family Law. What sets my firm apart... more
The law office of Linda E. Wasielewski, P.L.C. is a solo practice firm located in Traverse City, Michigan focusing upon Estate Planning, Probate and Family Law. What sets my firm apart from other Northern Michigan law firms is my personal approach with my clients. I understand that legal matters are not a common occurrence - this may be the first time that a client has come to a lawyers ... 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.