Heidi, a resident of Chesterland, joined the firm in 1989 and became a Principal in 2001. She primarily practices in the area of family law. She counsels clients on the broad range of... more
Heidi, a resident of Chesterland, joined the firm in 1989 and became a Principal in 2001. She primarily practices in the area of family law. She counsels clients on the broad range of issues that arise in divorce and dissolution matters, including the division of marital assets, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation issues. She helped draft new parenting time guideli... 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.