Born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi, Stella Hurtt is a native Mississippian. As a young child, Stella had a passion and heart for assisting people in need. Soon, that passion... more
Born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi, Stella Hurtt is a native Mississippian. As a young child, Stella had a passion and heart for assisting people in need. Soon, that passion developed into assisting individuals with legal issues. After graduating in 2005 from West Lauderdale High School, Stella attended East Central Community College (ECCC) where she earned her Associate's Degree in 2007,... 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.