Top Sacramento Probate Lawyers Near You

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Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles, Inc.

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

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916-920-5983

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Our firm was established in 1979 and focuses in the areas of business, estate planning, real estate, probate and the related tax aspects. We have a team of experienced professionals with a high degree of integrity and work ethic. We pride ourselves on providing responsive service in a cost effective manner. The firm has earned the highest possible rating in …

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Frisella Law, APC

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

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866-748-6512

We Can Help During This Difficult Time. Call Us Today to Discuss Your Probate Matter, Trust, Will or Estate Planning Needs. We Also Handle Litigation Matters and Disputes.

At the Law Office of Lisa J. Frisella, APC, we assist our clients plan for the future. We create planning documents intended to protect financial and personal legacies. Our attorneys take the time to explain our clients' estate planning choices. Planning is important for everyone, we make every attempt to make our clients comfortable and give them peace of mind, both …

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LifePath Law

Probate Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-844-2202

Estate And Probate Law For California Residents

At LifePath Law, we believe estate planning is a long-term endeavor. Even once you set up an estate plan, it could grow outdated very quickly and by the time you need it, the plan may no longer be effective at meeting your goals. That is why when you consult with LifePath Law, you work closely with a seasoned estate and probate lawyer to design an estate plan unique to your …

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Arata, Swingle & Van Egmond

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

209-252-0174

60+ Years’ Experience in Helping Clients with Their Legal Needs.

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Hose & Sanchez, PC

Probate Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

916-520-1954

Affordable Family Law and Estate Planning Solutions.

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Sacramento Probate Information

Understanding Probate

When an individual dies leaving a will, the legal process that takes place is called probate. Probate refers to how an estate is administered and processed through the legal system.

Probate Lawyers

The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming considering the circumstances. A Sacramento probate lawyer will help with the management of the decedent's estate, any trusts he or she may have as well as any guardianships or conservatorships in question.

Probate cases often become very detailed and a probate lawyer will help ensure the rights of the deceased are fully protected. Attorneys also have the sensitivity to family dynamics and are knowledgeable in common problems with probate cases.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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Court Locations in Sacramento, CA

Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

720 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5522

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-3400

Carol Miller Justice Center

301 Bicentennial Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-7746