Nick travels regionally and focuses his law practice in estate planning, probate law,... more
Nick travels regionally and focuses his law practice in estate planning, probate law, real estate law, land use law, business succession, real estate law, agricultural law and business/corporate law. Nick represents a variety of clients, including individuals, title companies, banks, cities, counties, employers, businesses and farming families. Nick is intricately involved in drafting complex... view profile
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve clients in my estate planning practice. I... more
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve clients in my estate planning practice. I am honored to be able to help clients express, and carry out,their most basic wishes for their family, and to assist them in preserving, protecting and transferring their personal and financial wealth to those they love, at the appropriate time. It is a joy to bring peace of mind to those whom I serve. I... 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.