My primary emphasis is using plain English to make legal documents and issues clear... more
My primary emphasis is using plain English to make legal documents and issues clear and unambiguous. You should not need a legal education to understand your documents and legal issues. My aim is to demystify the legal process for my clients and, through the use of plain English, to avoid disputes that often occur due to poorly written documents. I am an original member, and currently chair, o... view profile
Dave concentrates his practice in real estate development law, land use planning,... more
Dave concentrates his practice in real estate development law, land use planning, business law, and estate planning. He has represented residential, commercial, and industrial developers before more than 70 municipal governing bodies and zoning hearing boards throughout South Central Pennsylvania. He has also represented many individuals in the buying and selling of their homes. He is also a ti... 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.