Ed Rice clerked for the Chief Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals before he began private practice as a civil litigator in a firm with just under 90 lawyers in 1988. In over twenty-... more
Ed Rice clerked for the Chief Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals before he began private practice as a civil litigator in a firm with just under 90 lawyers in 1988. In over twenty-five years of practice, he spent about four years analyzing and reviewing trial court decisions for the appellate courts, and spent the rest of that time litigating in trial and appellate courts. While he handled hi... 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.