Mike Whelan, Jr. graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and has lived in Texas most of his life. He lives in Rockport with his wife and 4 children. After a two year... more
Mike Whelan, Jr. graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and has lived in Texas most of his life. He lives in Rockport with his wife and 4 children. After a two year mission to Rome, Italy and surrounding areas, Mike returned to the US to work in various small business environments, particularly in the trucking and logistics industries. He left the industry for a time to attend Bri... 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.