Virginia Probate Lawyers — 419 found

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  1. Virginia Probate Attorney James D Fife

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    Client Review: Our estate administrator engaged Mr. Fife after an estate with multiple heirs became bogged down....
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    Licensed for 34 years
    AVVO
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    9.1

    703-536-9013
  2. Virginia Probate Attorney Richard S Sternberg

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    The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-... more
    Licensed for 32 years
    AVVO
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    10.0

    202-530-0100
  3. Virginia Probate Attorney John Henderson Turner III

    John Turner

    Richmond, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 21 years
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    10.0

  4. Virginia Probate Attorney Stephen Wills Murphy

    Stephen Murphy

    Stephen Wills Murphybrings a level of rigor and sophistication to all of his cases, from drafting simple wills and tax-driven trusts; to handling complex divorce, estate, and property... more
    Licensed for 5 years
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    9.8

  5. Virginia Probate Attorney Sandra L. Smith

    Sandra Smith

    Coming to the Oast Taylor team with valued legal experience, Ms. Smith adds significant skill and talent to our practice. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National... more
    Licensed for 15 years
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    9.9

  6. Virginia Probate Attorney Suzanne Benvenuto Simpson

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    Comprehensive, compassionate, and convenient estate and probate planning for busy clients. Call Now!
    Licensed for 24 years - Retainer (Always)
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    10.0

    301-421-0190
  7. Virginia Probate Attorney Samuel W. Meekins Jr.

    Samuel Meekins

    Samuel W. Meekins Jr., a former President of the firm, has been with Wolcott River for over 30 years. During that time he has been principally involved in criminal and civil litigation.... more
    Licensed for 35 years - $275-$350/hour
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    10.0

  8. Virginia Probate Attorney Harry Peter Sakellaris

    Harry Sakellaris

    A native of Danville, Virginia, Harry Sakellaris is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He obtained his law degree from the Walter F. George School... more
    Licensed for 30 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    9.3

  9. Virginia Probate Attorney John Carl Smuck

    John Smuck

    Arlington, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 53 years - $250-$300/hour
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    9.3

  10. Virginia Probate Attorney Heather Hoch Szajda

    Heather Szajda

    Richmond, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    8.8

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.