Steven M. Simrin is an Oakland, CA area probate and tax attorney and certified... more
Steven M. Simrin is an Oakland, CA area probate and tax attorney and certified public accountant. He spends most of his time helping clients with probate and trust matters, including disputes and litigation, as well as tax dispute resolution.
â€œI am fully dedicated to helping each client fulfill their estate planning goals,... more
â€œI am fully dedicated to helping each client fulfill their estate planning goals, through education, research and implementation. No two families are the same, therefore I am committed to creating customized, personal estate plans that reflect each individualâ€™s values.â€
R. Kamela Laird founded Integrate Legacy Law with the commitment to guide her... more
R. Kamela Laird founded Integrate Legacy Law with the commitment to guide her clients to identify their life purpose and then integrate that legacy into their lives in a way that makes a lasting difference. As an experienced communication and relationship coach, mediator, and spiritual counselor, Kamela integrates these skills with her legal training to provide a holistic approach to estate pla... 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.