Sheila-Marie Finklestein serves as an associate attorney at Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC. She brings diverse knowledge and education to the firm, where she practices primarily in estate planning matters. Prior to joining the Orange County firm, A...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney
Pamela is our associate attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from University of New Mexico School of Law and her Master of Tax Law (LL.M.) degree from the prestigious New York University School of Law LL.M. program. Her Bachelor of ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax, Guardianship
Trial attorney who grew up in criminal law. Now practices in the following areas: Civil Defense, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Probate and Business Litigation. Top notch, friendly, thoughtful staff, who provide caring support to all clients.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Administrative Law, Landlord & Tenant
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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.