I worked as a paralegal full-time while attending law school at night. I have been an attorney since 2004, but have been working in the estate planning and probate fields since 1999. I feel that my experiences as a paralegal and an evening stude...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Trusts
Review: “Eleanor set up trusts for my parents and inlaws. She was very experienced and competent. She listened to our wishes, explained our options(pros and cons), and walked us through the process seamlessly.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Business, Elder Law, 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.