Michael Mineau is an attorney at the law offices of McKinnon Harwood, LLC. His... more
Michael Mineau is an attorney at the law offices of McKinnon Harwood, LLC. His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, personal injury, contract and business law, construction law, family law, real estate, and probate. In 2006, Michael graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH and earned a B.A in Political Science. He then attended Roger Williams University School of Law and gradu... view profile
Matthew J. Leonard, Esq., is of counsel at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan... more
Matthew J. Leonard, Esq., is of counsel at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., where he practices in the areas of estate planning and asset protection planning, Medicaid Planning, elder law, real estate, probate administration, and related litigation. He is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations, and the Florida Bar. Mr. Leonard has lectu... view profile
R.J. Connelly III is the principal attorney of Connelly Law Offices, LTD with... more
R.J. Connelly III is the principal attorney of Connelly Law Offices, LTD with offices in both Mystic, Connecticut and Pawtucket, RI. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is also a Rhode Island and Massachusetts Real Estate Broker.He has been board certified by the National Elder Law Foundation and is one of only 422 ... 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.