I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I prepare estate plans from the simple will to the complete family complex trust package. I advise and assist trustees in administering trusts. I advise beneficiaries of ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts
Review: “Doris, is a very professional lawyer. I love the way she handles every situation with the ex and the other attorney also in court. She's an awesome lawyer and also an awesome person, I can just tell. We are blessed t...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Linda S. Durston, Ph.D., J.D., practices estate, special needs and incapacity planning, probate and trust administration, conservatorship and guardianship law, and other aspects of Elder Law. She has a strong background in public benefits admin...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Elder Law
Steven M. Simrin is an Oakland, CA area probate and tax attorney and certified public accountant. He spends most of his time helping clients with probate and trust matters, including disputes and litigation, as well as tax dispute resolution.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Tax
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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.