Estate Attorneys

There are many types of attorneys practicing aspects of estate law.

Probate Attorneys

Probate is the legal process of validating a will, settling the estate of a deceased person, and distributing their property. A probate attorney is experienced in all aspects on the probate process and can ensure that their client's wishes will be fulfilled.

Estate Planning Attorneys

Generally, an estate planning attorney helps a client to preserve assets (such as property) while the client is alive and control the distribution of those assets after the client's death, in accordance with the client's stated wishes.

Estate Law Term of the Day


An heir is the person who is designated to take ownership of a decedent's land, property, real estate, life insurance proceeds, living trust, IRA funds, 401(k) account, stocks, securities, cash or other assets at the time of death.

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Latest Estate Law Question

My mother passed away and only listed one of her children on her will

A parent is under no obligation to ensure equitable distribution of their property of assets to each child.

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