Frank Hathaway studied at the University of Detroit-Mercy graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He completed his study of law at Michigan State University College of Law... more
Frank Hathaway studied at the University of Detroit-Mercy graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He completed his study of law at Michigan State University College of Law graduating with the degree of Juris Doctor Cum Laude. Mr. Hathaway is admitted to practice in all Michigan Courts, the United States Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the United States Bankruptc... 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.