Review: “Elizabeth Ho is an excellent choice - Thorough and knowledgeable, and spends time to listen to your concerns and questions. I chose this lawyer after reviewing about 6 other lawyers in the Washington, DC area. Elizabeth H...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Immigration
Jessica M. Pannell, J.D., a partner in the firm of Conway and Pannell PC since 2008, began her career as attorney joining in practice with William Conway in 2001, bringing a professional specialization in handling trust administration and probate ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts
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Practice areas & skills: Family, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense
Scott A. Dondershine is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and began his career in public accounting for a big eight CPA firm. Scott's client base includes start-up...
Practice areas & skills: Business, Estate Planning, Tax, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor
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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.