Portsmouth Probate Attorneys — 19 found

Lawyers with

Avvo Rating

1.0 to 10.0


  1. Portsmouth Probate Attorney William Henry Oast III

    William Oast

    Over the past 98 years, the Oast family has built a unique legal practice of quality and distinction. All of the employees currently at Oast Taylor were formerly employed at Oast Hook,... more
    Licensed for 41 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  2. Portsmouth 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
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

  3. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Stephen E. Taylor

    Stephen Taylor

    Stephen Taylor earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he served as Allen Chair Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review.... more
    Licensed for 5 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.2

  4. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Elizabeth Ellen Bircher

    Elizabeth Bircher

    Elizabeth Bircher has significant experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings, and Estate, Trust, and Conservatorship... more
    Licensed for 10 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.4

  5. Portsmouth Probate Attorney M. Bradley Brickhouse

    M. Brickhouse

    Brad Brickhouse adds significant talent to the Oast Taylor team and shows his commitment to our community by serving every client with a clear focus of their personal goals in mind.... more
    Licensed for 5 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  6. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Jefferson B. Brown

    Jefferson Brown

    Portsmouth, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 52 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Susan C Alper

    Susan Alper

    Norfolk, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 36 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  8. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Charlotte Elizabeth Vaughn

    Charlotte Vaughn

    Norfolk, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 25 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  9. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Ray Webb King

    Ray King

    Norfolk, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Portsmouth Probate Attorney Robert F. Boyd

    Robert Boyd

    Norfolk, VA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 63 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.