I assist young families creating a first estate plan motivated by the birth of a baby, as well as those revising a plan when their children have grown, those with no children who want... more
I assist young families creating a first estate plan motivated by the birth of a baby, as well as those revising a plan when their children have grown, those with no children who want to ensure their money goes to the people they care about most. I also handle probate, if you find yourself in the position of administering the estate of your parent or other family or friend. And I handle small d... 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.