I spent the first six years of my professional career in private practice in the metro Detroit area dealing with a wide range of legal issues from criminal defense, family law, estate administration and estate planning. In 1990 I took a position...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Lawsuits & Disputes, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate
Licensed to practice before the following courts: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court; all Michigan state courts; United States Tax Court; United States Court of International Trade; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Distri...
Practice areas & skills: Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Agriculture, Insurance
Review: “Ms. Williamson was always willing and able to answer all of my questions. She was prompt and courteous at all times. I am very pleased with the work she did for me.”
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship
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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.