Walt’s practice has focused for the past fourteen years on estate planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorships, and guardianships, as well as mediation of litigation involving those matters. He is Vice President of the South Bay Bar A...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Mediation
OVER TWENTY YEARS OF CONSISTENTLY ACHIEVING SUPERIOR RESULTS
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law
As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride, discipline and a desire to help others at a very young age. After living in England, Germany and Washington State until the age of 8, Mr. Ledwitz grew up in Southe...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Litigation
Review: “I needed to set up my living trust, so my neighbor recommended Mr. Brandlin. He has been Mr. Brandlin’s client for over 10 years and spoke of him with great admiration. Of course, I did my due diligence and researched Mr....
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Serving the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Long Beach communities. The Kelly Law Firm represents trustees, beneficiaries, heirs, conservators, and the elderly in a wide variety of trust, probate, real estate, and elder law matters.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts, Litigation
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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.