Amherst Probate Attorneys — 28 found

Lawyers with

Avvo Rating

1.0 to 10.0


  1. Amherst Probate Attorney Peter John Fiorella III

    Peter Fiorella

    I provide sophisticated estate issue resolution to expedite or protect your inheritance distribution as I limit my practice to trust and estate law. With over 20 years of comprehensive... more
    Licensed for 21 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  2. Amherst Probate Attorney Linda Stravalaci Grear

    Linda Grear Pro

    Linda Stravalaci Grear is Chair of HoganWillig's Estate Planning Elder Law Department. She practices in areas of probate estates, estate planning, trusts, and guardianship law. Mrs.... more
    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.0

    716-748-6575
  3. Amherst Probate Attorney Nancy Wieczorek Saia

    Nancy Saia

    Client Review: I've been dealing with Nancy Saia for about ten years. She and her staff stay on top of everythin...
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    Licensed for 30 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.5

  4. Amherst Probate Attorney J Michael Kelleher

    J Kelleher

    J. Michael Kelleher (Mike) graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in 1967, and received his legal education at the University Of Notre Dame, graduating in 1970.... more
    Licensed for 44 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.0

  5. Amherst Probate Attorney Christopher John Smolka

    Christopher Smolka

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 28 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  6. Amherst Probate Attorney Patrick George Rimar

    Patrick Rimar

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 44 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Amherst Probate Attorney Paul W. Wolf

    Paul Wolf

    I have been an attorney for 22 years. My law partner Cheryl Berzer is also my partner in life. Together we have three children: Michael age 23, Joseph age 17 and Julia age 2. At 47... more
    Licensed for 24 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.1

  8. Amherst Probate Attorney Richard M. Schaus

    Richard Schaus

    Buffalo, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  9. Amherst Probate Attorney William John Cotter

    William Cotter

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 60 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Amherst Probate Attorney William Charles Moran

    William Moran

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 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.