Mr. Dana F. Longo graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 with degrees in biology and... more
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 employed with the Office of the District Attorney for the County of San Diego, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Mr. Longo joined the firm in 1998. His practice now focuses on Wills, Trusts, and other aspects of... view profile
At the Law Offices of Dennis J. Shea, I have more than 25 years of practice... more
At the Law Offices of Dennis J. Shea, I have more than 25 years of practice experience, including 17 years as a sole practitioner. When you hire me to assist you with a bankruptcy, real estate or estate matter, you will work directly with me at all times. I place a premium on personal service and attention, working hard to be available when you need answers, and always responding promptly to yo... view profile
Born in Santa Barbara, California. Law and Society BA degree from University of... more
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 obtained Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. Licensed by Colorado State Bar in 2000.Joined law firm of Katz, Look Moison, P.C. in Denver, Colorado. Practice areas included estate planning, probate, trust administration... view profile
I grew up in Simi Valley, California, and my family is from the Central California... more
I grew up in Simi Valley, California, and my family is from the Central California coastal town of Carpinteria, California where I have lived since 2009. I attended Cal Lutheran University and the University of Oregon School of Law before founding Bartlett & Herrington in Carpinteria. My primary practice area includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, and conservatorships.
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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