Vincent J. Mata is the founder of Shenandoah Elder Law, a law practice that provides estate planning, probate, and elder law services to clients throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning, Guardianship
Graduated from the College of William and Mary School of Law in May of 2013. While at the College of William and Mary, I focused primarily in the area of Family Law and Domestic Relations. I have previously clerked for a Juvenile and Domestic Rela...
Practice areas & skills: Family, Landlord & Tenant, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense
Mr. McWilliams focuses his practice on complex estate planning, estate administration, tax, real estate and business matters. Mr. McWilliams feels he can provided better service by limiting his practice to areas in which he has extensive knowledg...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Business, Tax, 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.