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Jennifer Thaete, is a certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She practices primarily in the area of Estate Planning, including the creation of Trust and Will based Estate Plans. Additionally, she assists clients in ...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning
Review: “Beth helped us twice. First she created our family trust, will and living wills for my husband and me. Later, she assisted me with a tax problem. In both cases, she was very professional and knowledgeable. I also apprecia...
Practice areas: Probate, Tax, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
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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.