Santa Cruz County Probate Attorneys — 29 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 Janis Ann Carney

    Janis Carney

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  3. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Roy Wayne Litherland

    Roy Litherland Pro

    Campbell, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.6

    408-356-9200
  4. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Michael George Desmarais

    Michael Desmarais

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.0

  5. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Dawson G Crawford

    Dawson Crawford

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

    7.1

  6. 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

  7. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Carol Elias Zolla

    Carol Zolla

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  8. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney James S Farrar

    James Farrar

    Watsonville, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  9. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Steven D. Penrose

    Steven Penrose Pro

    Santa Cruz, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.9

    831-515-3344
  10. Santa Cruz County Probate Attorney Diane Marie Brown

    Diane Brown

    Los Gatos, CA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 32 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

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.