Santa Clara County Probate Attorneys — 138 found

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  1. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Michael Gilfix

    Michael Gilfix

    Palo Alto, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.4

  2. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Jacqueline Ann Anderson

    Jacqueline Anderson

    San Jose, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

  3. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Stephen Searle Rudd

    Stephen Rudd

    Cupertino, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.2

  4. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Thomas Edward Rossmeissl

    Thomas Rossmeissl Pro

    San Jose, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    408-299-1200
  5. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Mason J. Sacks

    Mason Sacks

    San Jose, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 40 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.8

  6. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Joyce Warshaw Levy

    Joyce Levy

    Palo Alto, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.0

  7. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Marina Michelle Vinsky

    Marina Vinsky

    San Jose, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 6 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  8. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney John Crandall Foster

    John Foster

    Morgan Hill, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.1

  9. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Peter Sterling Stern

    Peter Stern

    Palo Alto, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.7

  10. Santa Clara County Probate Attorney Dawson G Crawford

    Dawson Crawford

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 19 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

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.