Top San Diego Probate Lawyers Near You

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Frisella Law, APC

Probate Lawyer | San Diego, CA

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619-363-4585

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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Paul V. L. Campo Attorney At Law

Probate Lawyer

Free Consultation

760-565-2899

An Estate Planning Law Firm Representing Clients Throughout San Diego County

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William H. Sauls, Attorney at Law

Probate Lawyer | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

619-317-1351

Personalized , Quality Legal Services You Can Trust

Since 1981, Attorney William H. Sauls has devoted his time and resources to helping individuals, families and business owners protect what is most important to them. From our law office in San Diego, California, Mr. Sauls serves clients throughout the region who wish to protect themselves and their loved ones for the future as well as business clients who have legal needs …

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Nett & Nett, P.C.

Probate Lawyer | Serving San Diego, CA

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951-290-3545

“Putting the Law and All of Our Resources at Your Disposal”
We Will Guide You through the Estate Planning Legal Process to Accomplish Your Goals and Protect You from Unnecessary Court Proceedings

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The Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Vanderveen

Probate Lawyer | Serving San Diego, CA

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Se Habla Español

Servicios legales integrales

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Our firm's goal is to provide personal service to our clients and let them know that they are not just another number. We realize that the cases we handle often are emotionally charged as it involves extended family members. We seek to guide our clients through that process and aggressively represent them in the proceedings. We have handled these type of matters …

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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.

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The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming considering the circumstances. A San Diego 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in San Diego, CA

San Diego Central Courthouse

220 West Broadway,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450-5700

Hall of Justice Courthouse

330 W Broadway ,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450- 5700

Juvenille Courthouse

2851 Meadowlark Drive ,San Diego,CA92123
Phone: (858) 634-1600