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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Personal Injury, Business, Family
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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Real Estate, Family, Business, Litigation
Practice focuses on high-net worth clients, closely held and family businesses, and charitable planning. Active in charitable community, including being general counsel for a large charity. Represent foreign clients, mainly from India, Great Bri...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Tax, Estate Planning, Trusts
Christine Wakeman is a member of Winstead’s Wealth Preservation Practice Group. She is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Christine has experience in a range of estate and business planni...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax, Marriage & Prenuptials
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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.