Berkshire County Probate Lawyers — 24 found

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  1. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Virginia Stanton Smith

    Virginia Smith

    I have offices in Pittsfield and Williamstown, and focus my practice in the areas of estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Medicaid planning, elder law, etc.) and estate administration. I... more
    Licensed for 31 years - $295-$310/hour
    AVVO
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    9.4

  2. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Pamela R. Green

    Pamela Green

    A partner in the firm, Pam has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts since 2005 and concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning, estate... more
    Licensed for 10 years - $250-$275/hour
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    8.0

  3. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Paula Kahn Almgren

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    Client Review: Paula Almgren helped me very much. She thoughtfully helped me do my estate planning and take ca...
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    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
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    8.9

    413-637-5075
  4. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Richard Xavier Drennan

    Richard Drennan

    Client Review: Attorney Drennan has worked with me on multiple occasions for matters of Landlord/Tenant disputes...
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    Licensed for 37 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.8

  5. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Louis J. Oggiani

    Louis Oggiani

    Great Barrington, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
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    6.5

  6. Berkshire County Probate Attorney John R. Castiglione

    John Castiglione

    Pittsfield, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
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    6.5

  7. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Anthony P. Doyle

    Anthony Doyle

    Pittsfield, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  8. Berkshire County Probate Attorney John R. Gobel

    John Gobel

    Pittsfield, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  9. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Gail E Garrett

    Gail Garrett

    Lenox, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.7

  10. Berkshire County Probate Attorney Susan M. Smith

    Susan Smith

    North Egremont, MA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

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.