Review: “In 2010, I retained Ms. Alexandra Gadzo to complete a living trust document for myself that included a request for several nonstandard beneficiary clauses which met my specific family needs. Ms. Gadzo was extremely det...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Tax, Real Estate
Review: “We have been clients of Gilfix & La Poll since 2007. Our living trust (created in 1989) needed to be updated since our family dynamic had changed considerably. Our fist meeting with Michael Gilfix was most pleasant. O...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts, Estate Planning
I am a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. My office is in Menlo Park, and I live in Redwood City. Call today: 650-852-1909.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Business
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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.