My name is John D'Onofrio, and as the founder of D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C., I have... more
My name is John D'Onofrio, and as the founder of D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C., I have been providing clients with legal assistance for more than 32 years, always striving to professionally and timely serve my clients-the friendly residents of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Through years of experience working in the legal field, I have gained insight and knowledge on a wide variety of es... view profile
John has a varied general practice background and concentrates in estate and trust... more
John has a varied general practice background and concentrates in estate and trust planning and administration. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
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.