Durham County Probate Attorneys — 12 found

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  1. Durham County Probate Attorney Mark O. Costley

    Mark Costley Pro

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
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    10.0

    919-493-8411
  2. Durham County Probate Attorney Mark R. Horn

    Mark Horn

    Charlotte, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 17 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  3. Durham County Probate Attorney Timothy A. Nordgren

    Timothy Nordgren

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 20 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    8.4

  4. Durham County Probate Attorney Letha Sgritta McDowell

    Letha McDowell

    Garner, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 10 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    7.5

  5. Durham County Probate Attorney Lori Merrill Bernstein

    Lori Bernstein

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 25 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    7.8

  6. Durham County Probate Attorney Jennifer Elaine Dalman

    Jennifer Dalman

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 3 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    7.5

  7. Durham County Probate Attorney Shirley Meiler Diefenbach

    Shirley Diefenbach

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 11 years
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    RATING

    6.6

  8. Durham County Probate Attorney Jay H. Krall

    Jay Krall

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    6.5

  9. Durham County Probate Attorney Patricia Geier Young

    Patricia Young

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    6.5

  10. Durham County Probate Attorney James T. Hedrick

    James Hedrick

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 61 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

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.