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Joel's professional career included work at several Mississippi Gulfcoast defense firms, where he focused primarily on real estate, corporate law and litigation, corporate risk assessment, complex transactional drafting/management, healthcare comp...
Practice areas: Probate, Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning, Litigation
Review: “This is the 5th or 6th time I have had need of Mr Prestia's services. I would highly recommend him as your lawyer. Right from the start he gives you a feeling of confidence that you have a legal person on your side....
Practice areas: Probate, Commercial, Contracts & Agreements, Construction & Development, Copyright Infringement
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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.