April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law, estate planning and... more
April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law, estate planning and probate litigation,transportation law and real estate transactions. She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th J... view profile
I have been practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. I... more
I have been practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. I serve as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court and as a judge pro tem for the San Francisco Superior Court. I am a trained mediator and have helped resolve numerous disputes.
I am a principal at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., a Certified Specialist in... more
I am a principal at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California Board of Specializaion, and have an LL.M. in taxation. I am priviledged to have been requested, on numerous occasions, to speak to other estate planning attorneys on updates on the law and other legal topics. I truly enjoy assisting my clients 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.