Houghton Probate Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. Houghton Probate Attorney Nicholas J. Daavettila

    Nicholas Daavettila

    Houghton, MI Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 13 years
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  2. Houghton Probate Attorney Andrew Robert Sarazin

    Andrew Sarazin

    Associate Attorney with Vairo, Mechlin, Tomasi & Waddell, PLLC, in Houghton,... more
    Licensed for 2 years
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  3. Houghton Probate Attorney Roger S. Helman

    Roger Helman

    Client Review: Roger is competent, prompt, and easy to work with. We have been extremely satisfied with the qual...
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    Licensed for 20 years - $125-$175/hour



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.