Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude, with College... more
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude, with College Honors, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In May 2013, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors Progr... 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.