Cheryl L. Fratello is the president and founder of Fratello Law, P.C. and practices in the firm’s trusts & estates, elder law and real estate departments. For years, Cheryl has assisted clients with their estate planning through the use of wills ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate
While every attorney seemingly knows how to prepare a Last Will and Testatament, thanks to Matthew Bender, Legal.Com, etc., not many know the repercussions of their actions. I have been practicing long enough to be cognizant of the common pitfal...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Corporate & Incorporation
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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.