A full service law firm serving the needs of individuals and small businesses in the... more
A full service law firm serving the needs of individuals and small businesses in the areas of adoptions, bankruptcy, corporate formation, dui, estates, guardianships, wills throughout Western PA for over nineteen years.
I received my bachelor’s degree with academic honors in 1982 from Binghamton... more
I received my bachelor’s degree with academic honors in 1982 from Binghamton University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I attended law school at UNC Chapel Hill, where I served as Research Editor of The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. I was awarded my juris doctorate degree with honors in 1988. Following law school, I moved to Pittsburgh a... view profile
I am a simple straight-forward type of person, both personally and professionally. I... more
I am a simple straight-forward type of person, both personally and professionally. I do not believe in providing you with un-necessary work product simply to generate a bill and like to provide effective, affordable services. If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact me. Despite being single I am a dedicated family man. I am active in my church, community and civic... 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.