Tacoma And Seattle Probate Attorneys

Helping You Through Probate

Estates that contain real property or are worth more than $100,000 are subject to the probate process in the state of Washington. Considering the various accounts and properties included in an estate calculation, it is common for most estates to require a probate. When faced with this sometimes awkward and confusing administrative process, having an experienced attorney to guide you can make all the difference.

When you come to our offices after a loved one has passed away, we will help you complete a questionnaire and will discuss the decedent's assets and liabilities to determine if probate is necessary. Clients whose loved one has gone through the estate planning process and executed a will or a trust will be better prepared for this procedure.

If you are considering a revocable living trust, please call 253-205-0187, Ext. 0, to make an appointment with one of our attorneys. Our estate planning and probate lawyers will discuss your situation with you to determine if such a trust will be beneficial and cost-effective.

Disagreements And Litigation

Although it is preferable to handle probate as amenably as possible, if disagreements among beneficiaries or others arise, our attorneys are experienced at probate litigation and can represent you in this time of contention. If there is a will contest or there are disagreements regarding the actions taken by a personal representative, or administrator or other beneficiaries, litigation may result.

Without litigation, the probate process can be relatively straightforward. Most estates are closed within a one-year time frame. If there are disagreements, and probate litigation ensues, the time frame and costs may be more substantial. Our goal as your probate litigation attorneys is to minimize the loss of estate resources during litigation. We do not want to see a substantial estate, or the family relationships, destroyed by the probate process.

Preserve Your Family's Legacy

If you are concerned about the probate process, or need an attorney to represent your interests in a probate litigation matter, contact our office today. We are located in Auburn, not far from Tacoma, and are available to assist in any way we can.