I am Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law with over 30 years of... more
I am Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law with over 30 years of experience and 8,000 cases completed. Sub-specialty is Asset Protection ... creating structures to protect assets from litigation and other attacks. My interests are travel, cycling, photography and motorcycles.
My firm's primary focus is estate planning and asset protection for families. I have... more
My firm's primary focus is estate planning and asset protection for families. I have represented as many as 3 generations in many of my clients' families. Early in my practice I worked in oil and gas lawbut when I had my children I switched to family law. Since I began focusing on estate planning 20+ years ago - I havebeen able to usemy previous legal experience to bring an understanding offami... 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.