Robert A. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College and... more
Robert A. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College and his Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist. He is a contributing author of Giving: Philanthropy for Everyoneand Your Life, Your Legacy: Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning. Bo... view profile
Evan is an attorney and managing member with Lin.Liebmann LLC. He practices in the... more
Evan is an attorney and managing member with Lin.Liebmann LLC. He practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Corporate / Business matters. Evan has been certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Evan has been named a five-time Wisconsin Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate by the publ... 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.