Mr. Weston has been practicing law since his admission to the Michigan Bar in 2006. He began his career with a firm specializing in all aspects of civil litigation focusing primarily... more
Mr. Weston has been practicing law since his admission to the Michigan Bar in 2006. He began his career with a firm specializing in all aspects of civil litigation focusing primarily on the defense of claims against businesses, churches, general contractors and manufacturers. In 2008, Mr. Weston started his own law practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan focusing on estate planning, probate, an... 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.