Lancaster Probate Attorneys — 12 found

Lawyers with

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1.0 to 10.0


  1. Lancaster 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. Lancaster 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

  3. Lancaster 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

  4. Lancaster Probate Attorney Robert Friedman

    Robert Friedman Pro

    Welcome....I'd like to take a few moments to introduce myself. My name is Bob Friedman. Attorney Mike Ranzenhofer and I are the managing partners of the Buffalo NY area law firm of... more
    Licensed for 37 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    716-542-5444
  5. Lancaster Probate Attorney Robert Lawrence O'Connell

    Robert O'Connell

    Clarence, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 49 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  6. Lancaster Probate Attorney Lisa A. Smolarek

    Lisa Smolarek

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

    6.5

  7. Lancaster 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

  8. Lancaster Probate Attorney William James Hardy

    William Hardy

    Williamsville, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 14 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  9. Lancaster Probate Attorney Robert Graham Sillars

    Robert Sillars

    Clarence, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Lancaster Probate Attorney Robert W. Constantine

    Robert Constantine

    Buffalo, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

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.