I joined Shipman & Crim, PLC in January 2014 and represent clients in the areas of... more
I joined Shipman & Crim, PLC in January 2014 and represent clients in the areas of Business Law, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Real Estate Law and Social Security Disability. Shipman & Crim, PLC was founded in 2010 by Michael Shipman and Joel Crim (my son) and had primarily concentrated on criminal defense before I joined the firm. I previously represented clients i... view profile
Jillian Mastroianni focuses her practice on trust and estate matters, real estate... more
Jillian Mastroianni focuses her practice on trust and estate matters, real estate law, and business entities. She began her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and then transferred to Dartmouth College where she was named a Rufus Choate Scholar. At Dartmouth, Mastroianni was awarded the Pray Modern Language Prize. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. A Russian Language a... 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.