Welcome....I'd like to take a few moments to introduce myself. My name is Bob Friedman.Attorney Mike Ranzenhofer and I are the managing partners of the Buffalo NY area law firm of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, P.C. Mike and I have been helping WNY and...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Real Estate
I am an attorney who practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration and related gift and estate tax matters. I represent primarily, but not exclusively, high net worth individuals in need of sophisticated e...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States Bankruptcy Court. He also currently serve...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Business, Personal Injury, Real Estate
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation
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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.