Santa Cruz County Probate Attorneys — 27 found

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  1. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Jill Gillan Wilson

    Jill Wilson

    Santa Cruz, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.7

  2. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Roy Wayne Litherland

    Roy Litherland Pro

    Protecting your life's work. Adding clarity to the future. Providing unsurpassed professionalism.
    Licensed for 40 years
    AVVO
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    9.6

    408-356-9200
  3. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Ian Donald McPhail

    Ian McPhail

    Aptos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 52 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  4. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Deborah Ann Malkin

    Deborah Malkin

    Providing Estate Planning Services With Skill, Eloquence and Warmth. From simple... more
    Licensed for 27 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

  5. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Steven D. Penrose

    Steven Penrose

    Steven D. Penrose is aCertified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust Probate Law ,... more
    Licensed for 35 years - $375-$395/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.2

  6. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Dawson G Crawford

    Dawson Crawford

    Client Review: Dawson Crawford is a fantastic lawyer. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and expla...
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    Licensed for 19 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  7. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Michael Leo Corman

    Michael Corman

    Client Review: Mike Corman is the best, he is a great lawyer. I had to use him twice for estates. Mike helped m...
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    Licensed for 38 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  8. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Lucille Ann Desjardins

    Lucille Desjardins

    Client Review: I have had the pleasure of working with Lucille for several years now. I want people to know that...
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    Licensed for 38 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  9. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney James S Farrar

    James Farrar

    Client Review: Very, very professional and absolutely trustworthy! ( I don't say that about many people.) He's h...
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    Licensed for 41 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  10. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Dennis Brooke Lippitt

    Dennis Lippitt

    Santa Cruz, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 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.