San Mateo County Probate Attorneys — 219 found

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  1. San Mateo County Probate Attorney James Allen Barringer

    James Barringer

    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,... more
    Licensed for 38 years - $400-$550/hour
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    10.0

  2. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Ernest Joon Kim

    Ernest Kim

    Client Review: Did a family illness lead to a legal and financial nightmare--as though you had walked onto the s...
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    Licensed for 20 years - $400-$500/hour
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    10.0

  3. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Stewart R. Albertson

    Stewart Albertson

    Stewart R. Albertson is a named partner with the California firm of Albertson Davidson, LLP, where he practices in the areas of trust, estate and probate litigation and general civil... more
    Licensed for 13 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  4. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Charles Paul Wolff

    Charles Wolff

    San Francisco, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
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    AVVO
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    10.0

  5. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Matthew Mir Shafae

    Matthew Shafae

    I am admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of California and the District Court for the Northern District of California. I am a member of theSan Mateo County Bar... more
    Licensed for 7 years
    AVVO
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    9.2

  6. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Kevin Patrick Urbatsch

    Kevin Urbatsch

    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... more
    Licensed for 22 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  7. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Laurence Patrick Dugoni

    Laurence Dugoni

    Laurence P. Dugoni is a partner at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc. Mr. Dugoni has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate... more
    Licensed for 18 years
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    10.0

  8. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Colleen Eva McAvoy

    Colleen McAvoy

    Client Review: I've known Ms. McAvoy for about 18 years and engaged her services to do our estate planning. She ...
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    Licensed for 30 years
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    10.0

  9. San Mateo County Probate Attorney Paul John Barulich

    Paul Barulich

    Client Review: Paul Barulich represented me through one of the most complex, high-stakes probate situations in t...
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    Licensed for 30 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

  10. San Mateo County Probate Attorney James Patrick Lamping

    James Lamping

    San Francisco, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 16 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.6

Probate

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.