Suffolk Probate Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Suffolk Probate Attorney Andrew Henry Hook

    Andrew Hook

    Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law Center, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement and financial planning,... more
    Licensed for 40 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
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    10.0

  2. Suffolk Probate Attorney Rebecca Rawls Habel

    Rebecca Habel

    Suffolk, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 40 years
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    6.5

Probate

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.