Mark Bips is a native Atlantan, married with 2 grown children. He has practiced law since 1985 and spent many years before that in the Dispute Resolution field. He has a Master of Laws in Litigation in addition to a Juris Doctor and enjoys all t...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Lawsuits & Disputes, Divorce & Separation
A lawyer in Newnan, Georgia practicing in criminal and DUI defense, family law, personal injury, and wills. I am a trial attorney and former prosecutor who works for you both in and out of the courtroom. I know "how the system works."
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Juvenile, 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.