Kathleen R. Rodberg joined The Van Winkle Law Firm's Trusts & Estates Practice Group... more
Kathleen R. Rodberg joined The Van Winkle Law Firm's Trusts & Estates Practice Group in August 2012. She received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Kathleen served two years on the staff of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, including one year as an Executive Editor. She also worked as a student attorney in t... view profile
The Alleman Law Firm has been providing quality and compassionate legal services... more
The Alleman Law Firm has been providing quality and compassionate legal services throughout Western North Carolina since 1996. Our accomplishments are due to our commitment to the clients and their specific needs. Our concern is for each of our clients well being, and to provide the highest quality legal support available. We make sure each client receives respect and consideration, by listenin... 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.