Jeffrey A. Marshall, Esq., CELA, is managing attorney and a principal of Marshall,... more
Jeffrey A. Marshall, Esq., CELA, is managing attorney and a principal of Marshall, Parker & Associates, LLC. He is certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Attorney Marshall’s practice is focused on elder law which includes, long term care planning, estate planning, and estate administration. He is a recognized authority on elder law and has been quoted b... view profile
I am accredtied to practice before the Veterans Administration Board of Appeals. I'm... more
I am accredtied to practice before the Veterans Administration Board of Appeals. I'm a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, honorably discharged at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2009. I'm also a member of the United Services Organization (USO) and the American Legion, Post 306, Taylor, Pennsylvania.
I worked as a Social Worker for 6 years before attending Law School. I was an... more
I worked as a Social Worker for 6 years before attending Law School. I was an advocate for the frail elderly and people with special needs in long term care settings. It was my Social Work experience that led to my decision to attend law school to become an Elder Law Attorney.
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.