Sharon B. Gardner handles complex probate, estate and trust matters. She has... more
Sharon B. Gardner handles complex probate, estate and trust matters. She has represented creditors, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, heirs and family members in guardianship and other protective proceedings. She has served as a mediator in estate proceedings and as ad litem in trust and guardianship cases. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law the subjects of esta... view profile
Kevin Michaels graduated from the University of Houston Downtown Campus after... more
Kevin Michaels graduated from the University of Houston Downtown Campus after serving in the United States Army where he received several decorations and awards. While working full time at a law firm, Kevin attended South Texas College of Law, graduating in May 1992. After graduation, Kevin practiced at this firm for over 5 1/2 years, focusing on consumer and commercial disputes, wrongful te... 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.