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Review: “Rick did a very good job preparing Trusts for my wife and I. He and his staff were very friendly and competent. I thought Rick did a great job listening to what we wanted and coming up with a good course that met our ne...
Practice areas: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business
Barry Bostrom graduated cum laude from the Honors College of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in 1973. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1987. He is an ordained minister, lawyer, and was co-fo...
Practice areas: Probate, Wills & Living Wills
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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.