I have been practicing law for over 30 years in the Greater Philadelphia area, with... more
I have been practicing law for over 30 years in the Greater Philadelphia area, with an emphasis on Wills, Trusts, Probate Estate Administration, Income Taxes, Guardianships, Small Business Law Real Estate.
The Law Offices Of Samuel G. Forte, Esquire, located in N.E. Philadelphia, Pa,... more
The Law Offices Of Samuel G. Forte, Esquire, located in N.E. Philadelphia, Pa, proudly provides Legal Representation in many Areas of Law, such as Estate Probate, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Traffic Violations, Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Injury Claims and General Practice. Our 24 Hour Emergency Contact Service is always available for Clients with an Emergency. Free Consulta... 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.