Durham County Probate Lawyers — 19 found

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  1. Durham County Probate Attorney Mark R. Horn

    Mark Horn

    Client Review: Excellent lawyer. Able to convey complex estate planning topics in terms that I could understand.
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    Licensed for 18 years
    AVVO
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    10.0

  2. Durham County Probate Attorney Mark O. Costley

    Mark Costley Pro

    Over 25 years experience in Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Elder Law. 919.493.8411
    Licensed for 30 years - $310/hour
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    10.0

    919-493-8411
  3. Durham County Probate Attorney Letha Sgritta McDowell

    Letha McDowell

    Ms. McDowell, licensed by the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar, has made significant contributions to the eder law community in both Virginia and North Carolina.... more
    Licensed for 11 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

  4. Durham County Probate Attorney Shirley Meiler Diefenbach

    Shirley Diefenbach

    Shirley M. Diefenbach began her law practice in New York where she was an associate of a nationally recognized Elder Law and Estate Planning law firm. Through her many years of... more
    Licensed for 12 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

  5. Durham County Probate Attorney Timothy A. Nordgren

    Timothy Nordgren

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 21 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.4

  6. Durham County Probate Attorney Lori Merrill Bernstein

    Lori Bernstein

    Lori M. Bernstein is an attorney in solo law practice focused on wills, trusts, and estate planning, and estate administration and probate. Lori guides her estate planning clients... more
    Licensed for 26 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  7. Durham County Probate Attorney William W. Browning

    William Browning

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 31 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
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    6.5

  8. Durham County Probate Attorney Merle U. Richey

    Merle Richey

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 28 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  9. Durham County Probate Attorney Patricia Geier Young

    Patricia Young

    Durham, NC Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 30 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  10. Durham County Probate Attorney Christopher C Wilms Jr.

    Christopher Wilms Pro

    Experienced North Carolina Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate Attorney. Call today.
    Licensed for 4 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.3

    919-244-2019

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.