Attorney Nace has been in practicing in the Akron Ohio area since 1987, providing... more
Attorney Nace has been in practicing in the Akron Ohio area since 1987, providing legal services involving probate estate administration and litigation, estate planning (drafting wills and trusts), small business formation, landlord/tenant concerns, and civil litigation (including product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, asbestos, class action, business, oil & gas, and consumer liti... view profile
Probate & Estate Planning Attorney: Deanna Durbin helps Akron area families and out-... more
Probate & Estate Planning Attorney: Deanna Durbin helps Akron area families and out-of-state representatives with the efficient handling of their loved one's estate, as well as local area families with personalized estate planning. She attended the University of Akron, where she received her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, and her J.D. degree. She served as Articles Editor for the Akron Law Rev... 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.