About Michael Bonfrisco As the co-founder and managing partner in the New Jersey law firm of Simeone & Bonfrisco, Mr. Bonfrisco oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning and administration. As an attorne...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Tax
Charles C. Bratton, II is a founding member of Rothamel Bratton, LLC and chair of the firm’s trusts, estates, elder law, and life care planning division. Mr. Bratton counsels clients with regard to estate planning and administration, elder law, l...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trusts, 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.