Community Involvement: Better Business Bureau (Volunteer Arbitrator, 2000-present)... more
Community Involvement: Better Business Bureau (Volunteer Arbitrator, 2000-present) Special Kids Families (Board of Directors 2002-2008; Board President, 2004-2005) Memphis Bar Association (Fee Dispute Committee) Rhodes College (Mock Trial Judge; ATO Alumni Board) Public Office: Shelby County Public Administrator (2005-present). Nominated by the Probate Court judges and confirmed... view profile
I concentrate my practice in the areas of estate planning and post-death... more
I concentrate my practice in the areas of estate planning and post-death administration, as well as asset protection planning and charitable planned giving. I counsel clients with respect to a wide range of issues relating to wills and trusts, estate planning, trust administration, asset protection, charitable giving, business succession and taxes.
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.