Review: “Ray helped my wife and I we had a lot that we had to sell fast. we didn't have much time Ray jumped and got it done so we could make our window.In my 55yrs he is the best !! THANK YOU Ray and Staff,...”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Business, Commercial, Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements
Review: “Very sweet, honest, tactful attorney. This was my second time utilizing an attorney, and also the best. Didn't judge me or talk down while offering sound advice. Straight forward and easy to talk to. Doesn'...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Personal Injury
James M. Burns, Attorney at Law, is based in Pensacola, Florida. Attorney Burns is a solo practitioner providing smart, seasoned, personalized legal representation in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, probate, and family law to clie...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Criminal Defense
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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.