Ellen Victor concentrates her practice in all aspects of elder law, small business... more
Ellen Victor concentrates her practice in all aspects of elder law, small business and estate planning. She is qualified to serve as a court evaluator and attorney to incapacitated persons in a guardianship proceeding. While Ellen provides estate planning and elder law to a wide variety of clients, as the parent of an adult special needs child, her passion is serving the legal needs of f... 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.