Mr. Hilyard joined The Gallagher Law Firm after serving as the judicial law clerk... more
Mr. Hilyard joined The Gallagher Law Firm after serving as the judicial law clerk for Ingham County Probate Court Chief Judge Hon. Richard J. Garcia and Hon. R. George Economy. Mr. Hilyard received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013 as a member of the William Johnson Class. While in law school Mr. Hilyard received several awards for academic achievement ... view profile
Doyle Law PC is a Michigan law firm specializing in the areas of: Estate planning,... more
Doyle Law PC is a Michigan law firm specializing in the areas of: Estate planning,wills and trusts Probate and estate administration Trust administration Business succession planning Private Foundations Special Needs Planning. Our mission is to provide clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have a professionally prepared plan that is designed to meet their goals, 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.