Richard B. Macgurn has been practicing law for over 37 years and is certified by the... more
Richard B. Macgurn has been practicing law for over 37 years and is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law. He also practices law in the related areas of Business, Real Estate, Conservatorships, and Guardianships. The Law Offices of Richard B. Macgurn have received the Martindale Hubbell peer review rating... view profile
The Law Offices of Gregory S. Duncan is a full service legal firm specializing in... more
The Law Offices of Gregory S. Duncan is a full service legal firm specializing in the areas of Bankruptcy, Family Law, Immigration, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and Business Law. Gregory S. Duncan has been serving the San Diego area for over 10 years and is located in Carlsbad off the 5 freeway.
MERWYN J. MILLER, J.D. (Merv) has co-authored two books. The most recent, Don't Go... more
MERWYN J. MILLER, J.D. (Merv) has co-authored two books. The most recent, Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home, is a guide for those needing to navigate the difficult road to affording the cost of assisted living, in home care, and skilled nursing for loved ones.He also co-authored a legal text book (Understanding California Real Estate Law). Merv has been an estate planning attorney for alm... 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.