Santa Cruz County Probate Attorneys — 27 found

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  1. 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 39 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  2. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Michael George Desmarais

    Michael Desmarais

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
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    8.0

  3. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Jill Gillan Wilson

    Jill Wilson

    Santa Cruz, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
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    9.7

  4. 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
  5. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Steven D. Penrose

    Steven Penrose

    Steven D. Penrose is aCertified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust Probate Law , focusing his practice primarily in estate planning, estate and trust litigation, probate and trust... more
    Licensed for 36 years - $375-$395/hour
    AVVO
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    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 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  7. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Elaine M Seid

    Elaine Seid

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    7.6

  8. 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 42 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  9. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Douglas Phillip Barnes

    Douglas Barnes

    Doug Barnes is an attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of California, who is a Certified Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning,... more
    Licensed for 35 years
    AVVO
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    7.3

  10. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Dennis Brooke Lippitt

    Dennis Lippitt

    Santa Cruz, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 34 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    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.