California Probate Lawyers — 2,456 found

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  1. California Probate Attorney Candice Andrea Garcia

    Candice Garcia

    When I am not practicing law, advising and assisting clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs. I absolutely love to read, travel and photography. Summer is my favorite... more
    Licensed for 8 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

  2. California Probate Attorney Benjamin James Sowards

    Benjamin Sowards

    Extended Biography: Mr. Sowards' practice is focused on advising small and family owned businesses with their general corporate needs. Mr. Sowards also helps his clients transfer... more
    Licensed for 11 years - 20 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  3. California Probate Attorney Brian J. Sheppard

    Brian Sheppard Pro

    When a loved one has passed away I can help probate the estate in an efficient but caring manner.
    Licensed for 21 years - $300/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    818-342-5799
  4. California Probate Attorney Markus Berlin Willoughby

    Markus Willoughby

    Client Review: Markus just assisted us in winning a very complex case involving harassment and retaliation in th...
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    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  5. California Probate Attorney Marlene Sue Seltzer

    Marlene Seltzer

    For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed practicing Elder Law and educating my clients on the options they have to control and improve their lives. My Elder Law Services include:... more
    Licensed for 19 years - $300-$400/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.4

  6. California Probate Attorney Jeffrey Robert Matsen

    Jeffrey Matsen Pro

    Dealing with the loss of a loved one? We are here so you can focus on what matters most
    Licensed for 48 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    714-384-6552
  7. California Probate Attorney Alice A. Salvo

    Alice Salvo Pro

    Helping you plan and protect your future. Free consultation- trust, wills, conservatorship, medi-cal
    Licensed for 33 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    866-791-5383
  8. California Probate Attorney John Dudley Laughton

    John Laughton Pro

    “You gotta live every day like it’s your last, because one day you’ll be right.” – Frank Sinatra
    Licensed for 37 years - $125-$395/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    831-649-1122
  9. California Probate Attorney Camelia Mahmoudi

    Camelia Mahmoudi Pro

    I make sure that my clients are comfortable with the legal process, and are not intimidated by the complexity of the legal process. I work with the client to complete the matter with... more
    Licensed for 12 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

    408-658-8580
  10. California Probate Attorney Michael E Freedman

    Michael Freedman

    For more than two decades, Michael Freedman has provided effective, knowledgeable, and skilled litigation services to clients throughout California and the San Francisco Bay Area.... more
    Licensed for 31 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.9

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.