I grew up in North St. Louis County and attended Chaminade College Prepatory in St. Louis. After that, I went to the University of Dayton in Ohio for a degree in Psychology. I then... more
I grew up in North St. Louis County and attended Chaminade College Prepatory in St. Louis. After that, I went to the University of Dayton in Ohio for a degree in Psychology. I then attended the University of Dayton Law School and graduated in 2010. I am licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, licensed to practice in front of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri, and am certified to deal ... 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.