Review: “Steve did a great job on my case. I am 100% happy with how Steve handled my trial. I am confident that I could not have gotten better representation anywhere else. I was well informed throughout the litigation.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Litigation
SHELLY K. SPEIR was admitted to practice law in 1998 after graduating from Seattle University School of Law. Shelly was a solo practitioner in the area of land use and real estate law prior to joining the law firm of Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg,...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Personal Injury
I was born and raised in Los Angeles to an immigrant Chinese father and an American-born Chinese mother. Growing up before the civil rights movement of the 1960s helped shape my sense of urgency to fight for justice for people in need. I spent my ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship
Review: “In a 1-hour consultation, Barry Meyers reviewed information provided to him, asked probing questions to fully understand the circumstances (potential desire to petition for guardianship of my father) and provided expert a...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Medicaid & Medicare, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship
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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.