I am an estate planning and probate attorney practicing law in Southern California.... more
I am an estate planning and probate attorney practicing law in Southern California. I handle many areas related to estate planning including drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives. I handle all matters involving trust administration, probate and otherwise assisting clients with matters involving the loss of a loved one. I also handle routine and comp... view profile
Samuel Mamola is the founding attorney of MAMOLA LAW, where he practices exclusively... more
Samuel Mamola is the founding attorney of MAMOLA LAW, where he practices exclusively in the areas of business/civil litigation and advanced estate planning. Mr. Mamola handles claims involving business litigation, minority shareholder rights, financial elder abuse, trust litigation and advanced estate planning. Before founding MAMOLA LAW, he was a successful entrepreneur in the restaurant a... 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.