J. Caleb Rackley is an attorney with degrees in Political Science, Law and Christian... more
J. Caleb Rackley is an attorney with degrees in Political Science, Law and Christian Ministry. In law school, his peers elected him Editor in Chief of the school’s premier law review. After graduating cum laude, he clerked for the Supreme Court of Texas and practiced at one of Texas' largest commercial law firms. He has been named a “Rising Star” in various publications, including Texas Mont... 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.