Victoria Brown: 2014/15 Chair of the Bergen Bar Association Internet Law Committee: Graduate of New England School of Law, 1981. Licensed in NY, NJ, Fl and MA. Worked for Shearson... more
Victoria Brown: 2014/15 Chair of the Bergen Bar Association Internet Law Committee: Graduate of New England School of Law, 1981. Licensed in NY, NJ, Fl and MA. Worked for Shearson Lehman and Hartz Mountain as in-house real estate counsel. Went into private practice in 1990 specializing in commercial litigation, internet law, real estate. After review and screening, recommended by the NYC Bar... 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.