Experienced litigator with a focus on business litigation, including construction... more
Experienced litigator with a focus on business litigation, including construction and real estate, criminal law and probate litigation. Serve as a mediator, voluntary settlement officer and arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, State Bar of California (former), Santa Monica Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in the ... view profile
Los Angeles trust litigation lawyer David A. Shapiro provides experienced... more
Los Angeles trust litigation lawyer David A. Shapiro provides experienced representation for a variety of legal matters including wills, trusts, financial elder abuse, real estate-related matters and probate issues. Get the focused, personal attention your situation deserves. Call Attorney Shapiro today!
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.