Review: “Attorney Ryan represented me for my divorce in 2007 and did an excellent job not only in resolving it quickly but also in seeing to it that the marital assets were evenly divided. She also saw to it that my rights as a p...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Guardianship, Divorce & Separation, Child Support
Review: “Very affable. Tends to take the course of least resistance. Not always best for the client. Needs to be pushed to get results.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Divorce & Separation, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Bankruptcy & Debt
Review: “Since February of 2016 i have had the privelage and pleasure of having Attorney Melaney Hodge as my council. I retained Attorney Hodge's services to provide a complaint for modification of my parenting plan for my dau...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Guardianship, Divorce & Separation
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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.