Michael D. Recchiuti is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, PA where he graduated from... more
Michael D. Recchiuti is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, PA where he graduated from Freedom High School in 1995. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England University in 2003. Mike is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Mike is ad... 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.