Rensselaer County Probate Lawyers — 15 found

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  1. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Malcolm Alexander McPherson

    Malcolm Alexander McPherson

    Client Review: After dealing with dealing with "high status" law firms, it was such a pleasure to work with Malc...
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    Licensed for 19 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

  2. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Rosemary Weaver McKenna

    Rosemary McKenna

    Rose is a long-time resident of the Capital Region. She is a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude, 1989) and the State University of New York at Albany (B.... more
    Licensed for 26 years - $275/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  3. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Paul Redfield Engster

    Paul Engster

    Troy, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  4. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney James J. Reilly

    James Reilly

    Troy, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 58 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  5. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Richard D. Ceresia

    Richard Ceresia

    Troy, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  6. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Joseph L. Kay

    Joseph Kay

    East Greenbush, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  7. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney William J. Doyle III

    William Doyle

    Troy, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 31 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  8. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney George Howard Holbrook

    George Holbrook

    Hoosick Falls, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 55 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  9. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Edward Joseph Gorman

    Edward Gorman

    Hoosick Falls, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 21 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  10. Rensselaer County Probate Attorney Bellanca Jean Fletcher

    Bellanca Fletcher

    Troy, NY Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years
    Not yet reviewed
    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.