John has been a NYS licensed attorney since 1997. John's practice is focused on... more
John has been a NYS licensed attorney since 1997. John's practice is focused on bankruptcy and helping individuals get out of debt and strategically plan to build future financial prosperity. In addition to being an attorney, John M. Crane, Esq. is a former adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, as well as a former Village Trustee in the Village of Port Chester, where he was twice ... 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.