The founding member of The DiCello Law Firm, Robert J. DiCello went to college at John Carroll University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude in... more
The founding member of The DiCello Law Firm, Robert J. DiCello went to college at John Carroll University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1966. While working as a safety director for US Steel, Corp., he attended the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in the evenings. Mr. DiCello was published in the Cleveland-Marshall Law Review in 1969. In 19... 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.