Mr. Behlmann has been an attorney for over 30 years. The focus of his practice is estate planning, elder law, wealth preservation and family business counseling. Mr. Behlmann is Board... more
Mr. Behlmann has been an attorney for over 30 years. The focus of his practice is estate planning, elder law, wealth preservation and family business counseling. Mr. Behlmann is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Bar College and is on the Fidelity Investments Attorney Access List. He is also a member of the Na... 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.