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 concentrate primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Litigation, Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Estates and Trusts Administration, and Special Needs Planning. I am admitted to practice in New York and ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare
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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.