I am a smart and sassy attorney who provides estate planning, probate and trust... more
I am a smart and sassy attorney who provides estate planning, probate and trust administration services for individuals and families with compassion, grace and heart. The joy in my practice comes from my ability to do the following: (i) help older clients preserve their dignity while making difficult decisions regarding asset management and transitions into assisted living; (ii) protect asse... view profile
Timothy P. Murphy is an estate planning and elder law attorney whose practice... more
Timothy P. Murphy is an estate planning and elder law attorney whose practice emphasizes helping people to build, preserve and pass on their wealth. He works with his clients to accomplish their goals while avoiding unnecessary court proceedings and minimizing or eliminating exposure to death taxes. Tim has practiced law in the Sacramento area since 1982, first with a large firm, and then with ... view profile
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.