Ronald Greening, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, is the founder of The Greening Law... more
Ronald Greening, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, is the founder of The Greening Law Firm, P.C. Ron grew up in Houston and after earning a B.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, he worked as an electrical engineer for three years. He then earned a JD at the University of... 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.