I have had my own law practice, located in Coventry Township just south of Akron, since 1989. Most of my practice involves administration of estates and guardianships, and litigation... more
I have had my own law practice, located in Coventry Township just south of Akron, since 1989. Most of my practice involves administration of estates and guardianships, and litigation in Probate Court. I recently served as chairman of the Probate Law Section of the Akron Bar Association. I am married to Kathy, and between us we have six children. I am a member of Christ Community Chapel. I ... 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.