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Laura Henninger is an AV-rated attorney and certified public accountant. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of wills, trusts, and estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law and disability planning, real estate law, and ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Business
Review: “Donna Beard is an outstanding attorney and helped me so much in my case. She soared above my original expectations. She is deliberate, hardworking, thorough, and willfully fought my case to the end. I would strongly rec...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Mediation, Wills & Living Wills, Family, Appeals
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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.