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  1. Palo Alto Probate Attorney Rebecca A. Matthias

    Rebecca Matthias

    Rebecca’s passion is helping families and individuals ensure that their loved ones will be protected today and for years to come. By guiding her clients through the process of making... more
    Licensed for 5 years
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  2. Palo Alto Probate Attorney Einat Arbel

    Einat Arbel

    Palo Alto, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 9 years
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  3. Palo Alto Probate Attorney Kathryn Moore Simmons

    Kathryn Simmons

    Menlo Park, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 8 years
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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.