Karen Gleason Huss was certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate... more
Karen Gleason Huss was certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. Karen is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble (the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards). Karen was born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, but spent her adult life in Cal... view profile
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
Daniel K. Printz, Esq.,is Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego (Paralegal... more
Daniel K. Printz, Esq.,is Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego (Paralegal Program), where he teaches "Estates, Wills and Trusts." A San Diego native since 1972, Mr. Printz attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated in the top fifth of his law school class, with several honors,and was a member of Law Review and Moot Court Board. After working in-house for a public, int... view profile
I am committed to providing exceptional legal representation, and I am pleased to... more
I am committed to providing exceptional legal representation, and I am pleased to have served clients throughout Southern California since 1982. I limit my practice to the areas of the law I enjoy so that I can provide my clients with the finest legal representation at a reasonable cost.
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.