I have been a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The... more
I have been a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since inception of State certification program in 1990. LL.M. degree in taxation. My law practice is rated "av" (highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards) by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and has been included in their Bar Register of Preemi... view profile
Margaret R. Roisman is a partner at Roisman Henel, LLP. She is a Fellow of the... more
Margaret R. Roisman is a partner at Roisman Henel, LLP. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (ACTEC) and is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in probate, estate planning, and trust law. Each year since 2004, she has been selected by her peers as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers.” She has also been nam... view profile
I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses... more
I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses primarily on probate, planning and administration, I am well aware of the types of pitfalls that can render planning and administration vulnerable to litigation. I represent select clients in family law and landlord-tenant litigation.
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I... more
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I prepare estate plans from the simple will to the complete family complex trust package. I advise and assist trustees in administering trusts. I advise beneficiaries of trusts as well. When an estate requires a probate administration, I guide and represent the executor or administrator through the entire process. I a... view profile
Carolyn E. Henel is managing partner at Roisman Henel LLP. She represents... more
Carolyn E. Henel is managing partner at Roisman Henel LLP. She represents individuals in estate planning, probate and trust administration, family business planning and charitable giving. In addition, she advises trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in the administration of decedents’ estates, preparation of estate tax returns, and the administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts. ... view profile
Mr. Rayo represents clients in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco... more
Mr. Rayo represents clients in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in California, including Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Redwood City, Daly City, San Jose, Mountain View, Hayward and Fremont; and across San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Marin County.
Hello, my name is George Derieg. I am a licensed attorney in the State of California.... more
Hello, my name is George Derieg. I am a licensed attorney in the State of California. I started out as a Deputy Public Defender, and I have personally handled thousands of criminal cases. When my wife gave birth to our first child, I quit my job as a public defender while out on paternity leave and started my own practice. I enjoy estate planning. With estate planning, I get to know my cl... view profile
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.