I am a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in the Bay View area before I left... more
I am a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in the Bay View area before I left to attend college in Iowa at a small private college called Coe College. I earned my Bachelors Degree, Magna Cum Laude, at Coe with a double major in English and Philosophy, minoring in French. After leaving Coe, I attended Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, New York. I graduated from Syracuse in 19... 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.