Guilderland Center Probate Lawyers — 4 found

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1.0 to 10.0


  1. Guilderland Center Probate Attorney James R Barnes

    James Barnes

    Albany, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 11 years - $250-$295/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

  2. Guilderland Center Probate Attorney David Eric Siegfeld

    David Siegfeld

    David began his professional legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Bureau concentrating in the area of Trusts Estates and Not-for-Profit Law. Since joining the... more
    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.8

  3. Guilderland Center Probate Attorney Joseph R. Messina

    Joseph Messina

    Slingerlands, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  4. Guilderland Center Probate Attorney Beth Erin Carey

    Beth Carey

    Albany, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 9 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

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.