In today's complex society, it's important to be well informed and prepared. Many... more
In today's complex society, it's important to be well informed and prepared. Many times we are faced with making difficult decisions without sufficient information. Circumstances may also place us in complicated situations that could have been handled easily if proper planning had been undertaken. My name is Nick Giuditta. I represent individuals seeking advice in estate and tax planning... 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.