Jeramie Fortenberry, LL.M., is a tax attorney practicing in the areas of business,... more
Jeramie Fortenberry, LL.M., is a tax attorney practicing in the areas of business, nonprofit, and trusts and estate law. He has a wide range of experience in advising companies and individuals on business matters, including for-profit and nonprofit taxation, mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity and company formation, and corporate governance. He has been lead attorney on a number of multi... view profile
In 1979, I became the father of beautiful twin daughters. Melanie was challenged... more
In 1979, I became the father of beautiful twin daughters. Melanie was challenged with cerebral palsy. I made the decision to become expert at public benefits and planning for persons with disabilities. Melanie has received benefits through three different Medicaid programs, the SSI program of Social Security, Social Security Disability income, Medicare medical and prescription drug coverage,... 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.