Providing practical solutions and personal attention for your estate planning, probate, business and real estate needs in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area, with over 33 years of experience practicing in Missouri and Illinois.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business
Tabitha earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 2002 from Saint Louis University School of Law. She was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2002. Prior to joining Affinity in 2008, she was an associate at Redler & Seigel, P.C. Tabitha’s practice is ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Business, Trusts
Donald Paule has extensive experience representing closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He advises clients on all aspects of the organization and operation of the client’s business including complex sale, financing, merger and...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Arbitration, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Harry O’Rourke focuses his practice on the areas of Adoption Law; Elder Law and Asset Preservation; Estate Planning; Probate and Family Law, (including all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance, spousal support, and modific...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Adoption, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family
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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.