Knowledge, experience, and a proven record of effective representation are important... more
Knowledge, experience, and a proven record of effective representation are important and essential considerations in selecting an attorney to advise you in any legal matter. The key to making the best choice though is an attorney's ability to listen, understand, and communicate with you. Those qualities are the cornerstone of my practice philosophy, and are essential to the high l... view profile
Ellyn S. Kravitz is of counsel to Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato,... more
Ellyn S. Kravitz is of counsel to Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara Einiger, LLP. She specializes in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, special needs planning, and veterans benefits. Ellyn is an authority on issues affecting adults and children with disabilities, our senior population, and military veterans. Ellyn is certified as an elder law attorney... 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.