Uncontested Probate & Estate Administration
Let us dot the I’s and cross the T’s so that you and your family can focus on the difficult work of grieving.
Your Loved One Had a Will, or Died Without a Will: Probate
Probate is the court-supervised process of authenticating a will if the deceased made one. It includes appointing a personal representative, locating and determining the value of the person’s assets, paying their final bills and taxes, and distributing the remainder of the estate to their rightful beneficiaries. If the deceased did not have a will, a probate judge will appoint a personal representative to distribute the assets according to state law.
In some cases, probate may be avoided by using a Small Estate Affidavit.
Your Loved One Had a Revocable Living Trust: Estate Administration
Estate administration is most often handled outside of a courtroom, and usually involves distribution of property according to the deceased’s trust. This process is typically simpler and easier to do, and is very protective of a family’s privacy.
Handling the affairs of the deceased’s estate may seem like a complicated topic, but we are here to help. Call (360) 442-4101 and let us guide you through this process. We provide the caring, compassionate counsel that makes administering an estate just a little bit easier. We are here to help.