ROBERT CLOFINEwas born on May 30, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a 1978... more
ROBERT CLOFINEwas born on May 30, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Villanova University and a 1982 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. In May 2000, Mr. Clofine became the 6th Pennsylvania attorney to be Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF is t... view profile
ERIN J. MILLERis an associate attorney with the Firm and practices in the areas of... more
ERIN J. MILLERis an associate attorney with the Firm and practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, guardianship, special needs planning and fiduciary litigation. She is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Attorney Miller is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Att... 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.