Gary E. Tibble is an experienced attorney dedicated to serving clients throughout... more
Gary E. Tibble is an experienced attorney dedicated to serving clients throughout Southwest Michigan, including Kalamazoo, Portage, and Paw Paw. Mr. Tibble is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and the Kalamazoo Bar Association. He was admitted to the bar in 1990 for all Michigan courts and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is also a member of the Kala... 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.