Review: “Mr. McMahon spent a lot of time in consultation with me, on a problem of a spouse who's developing dementia and doing dangerous things; wanting to drive when doctors have forbidden it, not taking prescribed medicine, ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Medicaid & Medicare, Elder Law
Review: “I went with The Ward Office for my bankruptcy because I was told only a lawyer would work on my case. And sure enough, it was true. Richard was always there answer my questions and today I am still debt free.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Elder Law, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Review: “Atty Engel spent quality time assessing the issues of our uncontested divorce, and once the details were ironed out, my ex and I sailed through the process without extra expense. ”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Litigation, Family, Trusts
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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.