Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the... more
Marcia chairs Graham Dunn's Wealth Management Team and is a former member of the firms Board of Directors. She has over 25 years of experience counseling individuals about wealth transfer and succession planning, including estate planning and administration, probate, trusts and related tax matters. Marcia is a frequent speaker at professional and community conferences about estate plann... view profile
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my... more
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my clients, but I also try to give back to my community by working on legislation and serving various professional and charitable organizations. I believe that estate planning is about people - it is planning for yourself and those people and organizations you care about. I do most of my estate planning work on a f... 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.