California Probate Lawyer

A California probate lawyer is essential to helping you navigate the sometimes complicated world of probate.  Whether you are a surviving spouse, a trustee of a California trust, or a Californian who needs estate planning, a California probate lawyer can help answer your questions, prepare documents, and represent you in court.

California is a unique state, with a developed body of law regarding probate, trusts, guardianship, community property, and inheritance litigation.  Many people choose to retire to the Golden State, and therefore the California legislature and the courts have addressed the many nuances of probate and trust administration and the litigation that can sometimes occur after death.

Just some of the services that a California probate lawyer can provide include:

 
 
 
  • Securing Surviving Spouse Rights:  To secure surviving spouse rights in California, a California probate lawyer is often needed.  California widow’s rights include community property rights, and rights to separate property dependent on the other survivors of the decedent.  Read Surviving Spouse Rights California to learn more.
 
  • Trust Administration:  If you are the trustee of a California trust, a California probate lawyer can advise you so that you remain in compliance with your fiduciary duties owed to the beneficiaries.
 
 

Keep reading the articles on this site to find information for your particular need, and then find the California probate lawyer that is right for you.

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Stewart J. Levin

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Nicholas P. Jellins

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Merwyn J. Miller

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Naomi Stal

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Fred W. Edwards

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Sally Bergman

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Priscilla Madrid

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Thomas Bonte

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Find Your California Probate Star

San Diego

Merwyn J. Miller

Los Angeles County

Stewart J. Levin

Orange County

Priscilla Madrid

Ventura County

Naomi Stal

San Mateo County

Sally Bergman

San Bernardino County

Fred W. Edwards

Stanislaus County (Modesto)

Thomas Bonte

Santa Clara County

Nicholas P. Jellins