Karen M. Stockmal is the founder of the Philadelphia based KMS Law Offices, providing legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, business and charitable planning, educational planning and fiduciary counseling. Prior to ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills
Michael A. Clemente is a shareholder at Daly & Clemente, P.C. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Legal Studies and Business Management Organizations. He is a graduate of the Villanova Uni...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
Rebecca A. Hobbs is an associate attorney with the law firm O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. with offices in Pottstown and Phoenixville. She focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Medicaid & Medicare, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, General Practice, Wills & Living Wills, Divorce & Separation, Real Estate
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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.