Westlake Probate Lawyers — 31 found

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  1. Westlake Probate Attorney James Bart Leonardi

    James Leonardi

    Bart Leonardi established the practice of James Bart Leonardi, LLC in 2011 in order to offer his clients an opportunity to obtain excellent legal services at a reasonable fee. Prior to... more
    Licensed for 9 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.9

  2. Westlake Probate Attorney Mark Norman Musial

    Mark Musial

    Westlake, OH Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 30 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  3. Westlake Probate Attorney John Kilbane O'Toole

    John O'Toole

    Client Review: I was the executor of my father's estate, which was probated in Ohio. Although my dad's estate wa...
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    Licensed for 48 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  4. Westlake Probate Attorney Anthony Joseph Smith

    Anthony Smith

    Client Review: I was a single mother of young children who was very concerned with keeping my childrens' lives s...
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    Licensed for 31 years - $375/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  5. Westlake Probate Attorney Janette Marie Volle

    Janette Volle

    Rocky River, OH Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 31 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  6. Westlake Probate Attorney Thomas Patrick Bliss

    Thomas Bliss

    Cleveland, OH Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Westlake Probate Attorney Donald Scott Plum

    Donald Plum

    Cleveland, OH Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

  8. Westlake Probate Attorney Jeffrey Craig Endress

    Jeffrey Endress

    Client Review: I've dealt with lawyers that didn't let me get in a word in edgewise - Mr. Endress was the opposi...
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    Licensed for 35 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

  9. Westlake Probate Attorney Elizabeth Perla

    Elizabeth Perla

    Ms. Perla earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors distinction, from the Ohio State University, and her J.D. degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,... more
    Licensed for 8 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  10. Westlake Probate Attorney Thomas Pillari

    Thomas Pillari

    Avon, OH Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

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.