I have practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate and real... more
I have practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate and real estate since I was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2007. I graduated, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006, and I completed the Graduate Law Program in Estate Planning at the University of Miami in 2009. During my time in practice I have assisted clients by drafting wills an... 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.