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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
Undergraduate at UC Berkeley; J.D. from USF in 1968 (Honors Society, Law Review). Associate with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, taught Trusts & Estates at USF Law School and did graduate legal work at UC’s Boalt Hall. For 40 years has ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Lawsuits & Disputes, Trusts, Real Estate
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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.