I am very experienced in appeals and writs. In private practice, I have personally... more
I am very experienced in appeals and writs. In private practice, I have personally authored over 50 appellate briefs and writ petitions, and orally argued cases in the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal. In addition to private practice, I have worked directly for appellate court justices and trial court judges inside the court system. From 1999 to 2004 I was a Judicial... 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.