My practice serves families and individuals in Grayson, Fannin, and Collin Counties... more
My practice serves families and individuals in Grayson, Fannin, and Collin Counties as well as pro bono clients in Dallas County through Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. My practice areas include civil litigation, family law, probate and personal injury cases. Volunteer work includes veterans affairs and landlord/tenant disputes for the Housing Crisis Cent... 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.