Mr. Steger is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 1974) and the... more
Mr. Steger is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 1974) and the University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D. 1977). Mr. Steger started his practice of law with a small firm doing insurance defense litigation. In 1979, he became an associate with a small business law firm and handled the family law and general practice issues that arose there. Mr. Steger became a general partner of ... view profile
Patti S. Spencer, Esq., is widely recognized as a preeminent estate planning... more
Patti S. Spencer, Esq., is widely recognized as a preeminent estate planning attorney and is the founder and owner of Spencer Law Firm LLC (SLF) in Lancaster, Pa. Over the course of 35 years, Spencer has assisted both clients and peer professionals with estate planning, probate, taxation, expert witness case work, and closely-held business issues such as fiduciary income tax, business successio... 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.