California Probate Lawyers — 2,459 found

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  1. California Probate Attorney Walter James Hindenlang

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    Walt’s practice has focused for more than twelve years on estate planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorships, and guardianships, as well as mediation of litigation... more
    Licensed for 37 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    310-214-1888
  2. California Probate Attorney Curtis Mark Kaiser

    Curtis Kaiser

    Since founding Kaiser Law Group nearly a decade ago, I have been guiding individuals, families and small business owners through the deep waters of estate planning. I purposely focus... more
    Licensed for 15 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  3. California Probate Attorney Megan Chih-Tien Lee

    Megan Lee

    Megan Lee has been practicing law since 2006. Her main areas of focus are probate and trusts, and business litigation. She understands that the probate process can be difficult and... more
    Licensed for 9 years - $275-$350/hour
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    9.0

  4. California Probate Attorney Stewart R. Albertson

    Stewart Albertson

    Stewart R. Albertson is a named partner with the California firm of Albertson Davidson, LLP, where he practices in the areas of trust, estate and probate litigation and general civil... more
    Licensed for 13 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  5. California Probate Attorney Valerie A Powers Smith

    Valerie Smith

    Valerie A. Powers Smith is Of Counsel to Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP (SBEMP) with offices in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Orange County, CA; and Princeton, NJ. SBEMP is a... more
    Licensed for 17 years - $395/hour
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    10.0

  6. California Probate Attorney Merwyn J. Miller

    Merwyn Miller

    MERWYN J. MILLER, J.D. (Merv) has co-authored two books. The most recent, Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home, is a guide for those needing to navigate the difficult road to affording the... more
    Licensed for 41 years
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    RATING

    9.8

  7. California Probate Attorney Bert Z. Tigerman

    Bert Tigerman

    From 1976 to 1996 Bert Z. Tigerman was a name partner in three Beverly Hills law firms. His then practice generally involved transactional and litigation work on real estate and tax... more
    Licensed for 61 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    RATING

    9.7

  8. California Probate Attorney Sona Ashchian Tatiyants

    Sona Tatiyants

    I pride myself on building lasting relationships with my clients and offering a personalized, family-oriented approach to legal services. When I meet with a perspective client, I... more
    Licensed for 10 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  9. California Probate Attorney Colin Thomas Greene

    Colin Greene Pro

    Experience, Innovation, Expertise, and Accessibility. We Put Our Clients' Needs First.
    Licensed for 22 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    RATING

    10.0

    626-683-8869
  10. California Probate Attorney John Bernard Palley

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    John Palley has extensive experience having conducted over 500 probate Court matters since 1994!
    Licensed for 21 years
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    10.0

    916-920-5983

Probate

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.