Erin Fay is a 2003 graduate of Marquette University Law School. She was an executive... more
Erin Fay is a 2003 graduate of Marquette University Law School. She was an executive editor of the Marquette Law School Law Review and a member of the Student Bar Association. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the United States Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States West... 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.