Review: “I went to Terry initially for estate planning and she was very knowledgable, informative and helpful. I've since referred her to others for issues with their elder parents. She is kind, compassionate and caring and ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Guardianship, Estate Planning
Review: “He handled a matter for me personally and showed not only a lot of effort, but concern. His fees are reasonable, and was available to me whenever I tried to contact me. I was kept informed about the progress of my cas...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Business, Residential, General Practice
Richard DeNapoli is a native of Hollywood, FL, and a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (2008, LL.M., Estate Planning), Fordham Law School (2002, J.D.) and New York University (1999, B.A., Politics; B.A. Italian). He is licensed to...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Review: “Divorce is not fun and Victoria did the best she could to help me along the way and fight for my rights. At mediation, she overpowered the other attorney and I am pleased with the outcome in my case.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Family, Estate Planning, General Practice
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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.