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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning
Deborah B. Cole is a partner and member of the firm’s Estate Planning Group. Deborah has built her practice based upon her belief that professionally done estate planning is essential for every adult American. Although some estate planners focus o...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Real Estate, Mediation
I help families of all sizes protect what is most important to them—the Family. 630-568-3480 My practice has a special focus on income tax planning, estate succession planning, business exit planning, and asset protection. My work revolve...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Tax, Estate Planning
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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.