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Review: “I had the pleasure of working with Lisa and her staff as the executor of my father's estate. Her compassion and capabilities were immediately obvious from our first meeting, and given the choice again I wouldn't c...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney
Dustin E. Owens is an effective, understanding, and efficient attorney. He was voted by Times-Standard readers as the Best of the North Coast – Attorney, in 2015 and again in 2016. Mr. Owens is the current President of the Humboldt County Bar Ass...
Practice areas: Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Litigation
Review: “Will, listened to my facts very carefully and did not freak me out! He was never in a rush to grab my business. He drafting skills are phenomenal. He got a positive result for me, no case was filed. Seems to have good con...
Practice areas: Probate, Litigation, DUI & DWI, Landlord & Tenant, Criminal Defense
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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.