Lancaster Probate Attorneys — 7 found

Lawyers with

Avvo Rating

1.0 to 10.0


  1. Lancaster Probate Attorney Gary M. Schaff

    Gary Schaff

    Lancaster, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  2. Lancaster Probate Attorney Linda Stravalaci Grear

    Linda Grear Pro

    Linda Stravalaci Grear is Chair of HoganWillig's Estate Planning Elder Law... more
    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

    716-748-6575
  3. Lancaster Probate Attorney J Michael Kelleher

    J Kelleher

    J. Michael Kelleher (Mike) graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with... more
    Licensed for 44 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.0

  4. Lancaster Probate Attorney Robert W. Constantine

    Robert Constantine

    Buffalo, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 40 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  5. Lancaster Probate Attorney Daniel Lawrence Smolarek

    Daniel Smolarek

    Daniel L. Smolarek graduated cum laude from University at Buffalo with a B.S. in... more
    Licensed for 22 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  6. Lancaster Probate Attorney Lisa A. Smolarek

    Lisa Smolarek

    Elma, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 23 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Lancaster Probate Attorney William James Hardy

    William Hardy

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 14 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.