Stephen A. Unsworth has over 30 years of experience in estate planning and business... more
Stephen A. Unsworth has over 30 years of experience in estate planning and business law. Stephen directs the Legacy Wealth Planning group and devotes his practice primarily to estate planning, elder law, asset protection and business law.His mission is to provide quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Pow... view profile
Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients with estate planning, elder law,... more
Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients with estate planning, elder law, Medicaid and special needs planning and probate and trust administration. Those are the only areas we work in. My law firm works on a team basis. My assistants have been with me since I started my firm. We are dedicated to helping our clients make and implement decisions that are in their best interests. We ar... 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.