I practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration matters. As a Coachella Valley native, I understand and appreciate the diverse members of this beautiful community.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning
Joe has attained an "AV" peer rating from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. He is a member of the California Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Litigation
Review: “I was referred to Tecla by an employment attorney I deal with. I was at my wit's end, as I had initially hired a very weak attorney to represent me in a difficult divorce. My ex was bullying me and stubbornly refusin...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Family, Trusts
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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.