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Review: “Need someone to help you with estate planning, wills, power of attorneys,etc.?? Mr. Harper took the time to understand what my partner and I needed to protect each other before mapping out a plan. He also said we did no...
Practice areas: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Wills
Review: “Charlotte always had time to talk to me and explain things to me. She was prompt at returning calls and very thorough with the research. Offered help above and beyond what was expected of her. I would use her again. She t...
Practice areas: Probate, Family, Business Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills
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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.