I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay... more
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. My practice emphasizes litigation, most of which concerns estate and trust disputes, such as will and trust contests, financial elder abuse prosecution, and other property ownership matters.Myclients have included individuals, charities, educational institutions, and professional and institutional ... view profile
Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed... more
Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed therapist who serves the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 35 years helping her clients achieve peaceful and just settlements in family law matters - including separation and divorce - Vivian Holley is one of the most experienced, accomplished and resourceful practitioners in the field of family law, offering the... view profile
Kevin Urbatsch is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law... more
Kevin Urbatsch is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His entire practice is devoted to estate planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorship, and guardianship matters. He specializes in cases involving individuals with disabilities and in establishing both first party and third party Special Need... 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.