I graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 1995, and I began my Estate Planning career in Marshall that July.I originally went to law school to be a prosecutor, but I... more
I graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 1995, and I began my Estate Planning career in Marshall that July.I originally went to law school to be a prosecutor, but I found Estate Planning and fell in love with the concept of helping people plan to take care of themselves and their loved ones. My office was located downtown until 2006 when I moved to the west end of town.I found du... 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.