I grew up in Tennessee and received my college and law school education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 1970 to 1974 I practiced with the Navy Judge Advocate General's... more
I grew up in Tennessee and received my college and law school education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 1970 to 1974 I practiced with the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps in Vietnam, Pearl Harbor, and other duty stations afloat and ashore. Following my tour of duty, I became an associate with Mullavey, Prout in 1974. My practice is predominantly personal injury... 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.