Carole Callaghan is an estate planning and probate attorney located in the Austin... more
Carole Callaghan is an estate planning and probate attorney located in the Austin area. Carole’s education and experience make her an excellent representative for each of her clients. However, her passion is her family, and it was this passion this that led her to start Carole Callaghan Law. Carole uses wisdom, compassion and empath to helps her clients as they experience life’s changes. Co... view profile
Emily Rickers graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004 and began... more
Emily Rickers graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004 and began practicing law in the Rio Grande Valley. She began her legal career handling consumer cases and real estate matters, bringing water, wastewater, and clear title to substandard rural developments. These complex cases helped develop her creative and practical approach to solving difficult problems, working with g... 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.