Bill is a third generation attorney, tracing back to a small town New Jersey practice established by his grandfather in the early 1900's. From an early age, he was immersed in the... more
Bill is a third generation attorney, tracing back to a small town New Jersey practice established by his grandfather in the early 1900's. From an early age, he was immersed in the expectation that attorneys were held to a higher standard, and that the law was a calling to help and protect others, rather than a license to take advantage of them. Bill has the breadth of legal and life expe... 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.