Probate, Estate and Trust Administration, Kinship, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Guardianship
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Guardianship, Litigation, Estate Planning
Robert J. Adler is a nationally recognized attorney. For over 30 years his legal practice focuses on estate planning, the law of wills and trusts, and probate & estate administration. Robert has written hundreds of articles on estate planning in p...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning
I feel as though clients should be fully educated on the decisions that they are making, and that the work they ask for be completed. There are many aspects of trusts and estate planning that falls outside of the actual documents drafted for clie...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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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.