Mr. Davis is a respected elder law attorney with over thirty years experience... more
Mr. Davis is a respected elder law attorney with over thirty years experience dealing with the legal issues of the elderly, the disabled and their families. His practice focuses on Medicaid and estate planning. A frequent public speaker on the topics of Medicaid, special needs trusts, and estate planning, Mr. Davis has been invited to present programs for many organizations including the Americ... 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.