Santa Barbara Probate Attorneys — 21 found

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  1. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney David John Tappeiner

    David Tappeiner

    Born in Santa Barbara, California. Law and Society BA degree from University of California Santa Barbara. Moved toColorado in 1997. Attended Univerisity of Denver College of Law and... more
    Licensed for 15 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  2. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Lani Meanley Collins

    Lani Collins

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.8

  3. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Marlea Frances Jarrette

    Marlea Jarrette

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 16 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  4. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Paul A Graziano

    Paul Graziano

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

  5. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Frederick Walter Montgomery

    Frederick Montgomery

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 44 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.9

  6. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Dana Francis Longo

    Dana Longo

    Mr. Dana F. Longo graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 with degrees in biology and legal studies, and earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1997. Initially... more
    Licensed for 17 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  7. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Charles Michael Oxton

    Charles Oxton

    Charles “Chip” Oxton is a Santa Barbara attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law and civil litigation. Chip is a highly-skilled and respected legal advisor and... more
    Licensed for 42 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  8. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Douglas Dale Rossi

    Douglas Rossi

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  9. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney Jeffrey Douglas Daugherty

    Jeffrey Daugherty

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 14 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Santa Barbara Probate Attorney James Francis Cote

    James Cote

    Santa Barbara, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

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.