Ruth Z. Plave has over 20 years of experience as a trusts and estates attorney. Prior to starting her own firm on Long Island, she was associated for over 18 years with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, which is a large Wall Street law firm. M...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Power Of Attorney, Wills & Living Wills
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Wills & Living Wills, Bankruptcy & Debt, Elder Law
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Guardianship, Elder Law
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Personal Injury, Banking, Securities & Investment Fraud
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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.