I have a general practice of law that primarily involves trial practice for criminal,... more
I have a general practice of law that primarily involves trial practice for criminal, family, and probate matters throughout West Michigan. Because of the probate interest, I also am involved in Wills, Trusts, and other estate-planning devices. This often ties in with post-divorce planning. My entire career has been involved with legal matters - as an investigative journalist in Chicago an... view profile
I am an attorney in Muskegon, Michigan, practicing in the areas of estate planning,... more
I am an attorney in Muskegon, Michigan, practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, probate litigation, real property law, business law and civil litigation. I help individuals, couples, and families plan for the distribution and administration of assets after death and in the event of disability; pass wealth to younger generations; prepare for end-of-life ... 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.
Probate Attorneys in cities near North Muskegon, MI