Elma Probate Attorneys — 11 found

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  1. Elma 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 21 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    716-748-6575
  2. Elma Probate Attorney Robert John Pierce

    Robert Pierce

    Elma, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 47 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  3. Elma Probate Attorney Daniel Lawrence Smolarek

    Daniel Smolarek

    Daniel L. Smolarek graduated cum laude from University at Buffalo with a B.S. in 1988 and received his legal education at the Universtiy of Akron, graduating in 1991. His offices are... more
    Licensed for 23 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  4. Elma 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 45 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.0

  5. Elma Probate Attorney Lisa A. Smolarek

    Lisa Smolarek

    Elma, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  6. Elma Probate Attorney Gary M. Schaff

    Gary Schaff

    Client Review: Mr Schaff is easy to talk with and work with. He is open to suggestions and always has been amena...
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    Licensed for 39 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Elma Probate Attorney Gerald James Greenan

    Gerald Greenan

    West Seneca, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 54 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  8. Elma Probate Attorney Matthew B. Herdzik Jr.

    Matthew Herdzik

    West Seneca, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 36 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  9. Elma Probate Attorney Gerald J. Greenan III

    Gerald Greenan

    West Seneca, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  10. Elma Probate Attorney Sally Clough Hezel

    Sally Hezel

    East Aurora, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 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.