For more than a quarter-century, Thomas W. Dominick has practiced primarily in... more
For more than a quarter-century, Thomas W. Dominick has practiced primarily in estate planning, probate and trust law, and has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in these areas. In recognition of his work, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Dominick its prestigious AV rating, indicating that peers rank him at preeminent levels of profes... view profile
A native of San Bernardino, David P. Colella focuses his practice in the areas of... more
A native of San Bernardino, David P. Colella focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning; conservatorships; guardianships, probate, corporate contracts, and real estate law. Mr. Colella received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, magnum cum laude, and his Juris Doctor degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of Cali... 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.