Sabrina Schneweis-Coe is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and... more
Sabrina Schneweis-Coe is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, by the California State Bar. Sabrina is dedicated to helping families plan for and transition through life’s ups and downs. She provides comprehensive, highly personalized counsel in estate, tax and charitable planning as well as mediated family law. Sabrina is dedicated to helping families, individua... view profile
Megan Galarneau is an associate attorney with Shore, McKinley & Conger, LLP, whose... more
Megan Galarneau is an associate attorney with Shore, McKinley & Conger, LLP, whose practice focuses on wealth and estate planning, business succession planning, probate, trust law, business law and Medi-Cal planning. In 2007, Ms. Galarneau graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, she earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Uni... 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.
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