In practice continuously since 1980, I haveprovided quality estate planning advice... more
In practice continuously since 1980, I haveprovided quality estate planning advice and assistance attuned to my clients'priorities and goals in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Practice includes the creation and implementation of living trust-based estate plans; trust and probate estate administration services. I serve clients throughout Northeast Ohio,including the counties of Cuyahog... view profile
Ms. Perla earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors distinction, from... more
Ms. Perla earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors distinction, from the Ohio State University, and her J.D. degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was on Law Review. Ms. Perla is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has served on the Young/New Attorneys Section Steering Committee. In addition, Ms. Perla is a member of... view profile
Maria is known and respected for the quality of her legal work. She prides herself... more
Maria is known and respected for the quality of her legal work. She prides herself on the personal attention she provides, showing compassion, honesty, patience and respect to each and every client. Maria listens to each clients needs and concerns and discusses solutions with her clients in plain English, not legalese. She recognizes that each client is unique and puts together a plan for each ... 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.