I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether... more
I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether handling due diligence matters related to the acquisition, financing, permitting and construction of a 300,000 sf mixed-use project or organizing the small estate of a couple married for 60 years and counting, I strive to provide every client with practical and effective service.
The Law Office of Michelle Geri Farris offers quality, personal legal services.... more
The Law Office of Michelle Geri Farris offers quality, personal legal services. Areas of practice include wills and trusts, guardianships, probate, landlord tenant, evictions, misdemeanor defense and general litigation. Michelle answers her own phones and emails, and works with each client directly. Evening appointments are availiable for those with busy schedules.
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.