When I was 16, I started my first job as a receptionist and greeter at an elder care facility in my hometown. I continued to work at the facility throughout my four years at Penn State... more
When I was 16, I started my first job as a receptionist and greeter at an elder care facility in my hometown. I continued to work at the facility throughout my four years at Penn State University’s Abington campus. While working at the facility, I had the honor of getting to know many of the facility’s residents, and unfortunately, I saw that many of the residents did not have any estate planni... 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.