JustinLodge is a Granville, Ohionative and has been with the firm of Reese, Pyle, Drake Meyer, P.L.L. since 2006. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University... more
JustinLodge is a Granville, Ohionative and has been with the firm of Reese, Pyle, Drake Meyer, P.L.L. since 2006. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Ohio State Law Journal, the law school's flagship law review. Prior to law school, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Hillsd... 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.