Berkeley Probate Lawyers — 58 found

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  1. Berkeley Probate Attorney Bruce Emerson Methven

    Bruce Methven

    Methven & Associates is a law firm providing services in business law, intellectual property, real estate and estate-planning and probate.
    Licensed for 35 years - $225-$245/hour
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    6.7

  2. Berkeley Probate Attorney Margaret Rockwell Roisman

    Margaret Roisman

    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... more
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    10.0

  3. Berkeley Probate Attorney Linda Suzanne Durston

    Linda Durston

    Linda S. Durston, Ph.D., J.D., practicesestate, special needs and incapacity planning, probate and trust administration, conservatorship and guardianship law, and other aspects of... more
    Licensed for 16 years - $250-$350/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.2

  4. Berkeley Probate Attorney Martin Francis Triano

    Martin Triano

    Berkeley, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 34 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.5

  5. Berkeley Probate Attorney Robert Edward Kroll

    Robert Kroll

    Berkeley, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 32 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  6. Berkeley Probate Attorney Elaine Evelyn Ercolini

    Elaine Ercolini

    Berkeley, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 28 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  7. Berkeley Probate Attorney Patrick Zampa Riley

    Patrick Riley

    Oakland, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 45 years - $300/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  8. Berkeley Probate Attorney Daniel B. Newbold

    Daniel Newbold

    Most people think estate planning is simply passing wealth to your heirs tax-free. But this makes estate planning sound as if it is for the super-wealthy when in fact it applies to... more
    Licensed for 11 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.6

  9. Berkeley Probate Attorney Kathryn M. Murphy

    Kathryn Murphy

    Berkeley, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  10. Berkeley Probate Attorney Julia Lynne Ross

    Julia Ross

    Berkeley, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

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.