James Daube is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2008)... more
James Daube is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2008) and the San Diego State University (B.A. Political Science, 2005). During his undergraduate years, James served as a teaching assistant for the Institute on World Affairs from 2001 to 2002 and he was placed on the Dean’s List for the Spring of 2004 as a result of his academic achievement. While studying law at U... view profile
I have been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the... more
I have been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2003. I truly enjoy what I do. I help families prepare a complete esate plan, including a revocable living trust to avoid probate and reduce estate taxes, pour-over wills, powers of attorney for finances, advance health care directives and transferring ... view profile
Victor J. Ferrette, A Law Corporation, specializes in estate planning, trust and... more
Victor J. Ferrette, A Law Corporation, specializes in estate planning, trust and probate administration and related tax matters. Mr. Ferrette has been certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law since 1992. He is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubble Law Directory, the highest rating of skill and ethics an... 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.