Robert G. (Bob) Teeter, Eagle Scout, US Army Veteran, Detroit Police Officer, attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in... more
Robert G. (Bob) Teeter, Eagle Scout, US Army Veteran, Detroit Police Officer, attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration in 1972, followed by his Juris Doctor degree cum laude in 1976. While in law school he was also awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award for First Year Moot Court, two American Jurisprudence... 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.