Probate Lawyer

ProbateIf you have been named as the Personal Representative (excutor) of an estate, you may feel overwhelmed – you need a Probate Lawyer. When you come to my office, we will talk about what is required of you in that position.

Different options you may want to consider: Should you try to wade in and do it yourself? Should you do it yourself with occasional advice from an probate attorney? Should you hire an attorney to assist with the probate – opening, administering, and closing?

An probate lawyer can, among other responsibilities, help:

  • Assess possible issues and make recommendations.
  • Evaluate whether probate is necessary.
  • Prepare and file required court documents.
  • Appear in court, when necessary.
  • Make the required notices and other communications.
  • Determine probate and non-probate assets.
  • Assist with inventorying the estate assets.
  • Evaluate your Estate Plan.

You can decide how much, or how little, assistance you need as the executor. We will work together to find a solution, customized to your individual needs and preferences.

Both of us will be confident that you have made the best decisions about how you will handle your duties.

My office is now open for in-person appointments. To comply with Phase-2 requirements for re-opening, I have adopted some new procedures for in-person meetings at my office. You must have an appointment. I cannot accommodate walk-ins. While in the office you must wear a face covering, maintain physical distance, and sanitize your hands. Although I intend to strictly comply with Washington's Safe Start Plan, there is a risk that you may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while at the office. By entering my office, you assume such risk. I will continue to offer and encourage client meetings by phone or video call. I also am happy to meet at an outdoor location. Please let me know your preference when you contact me.

My office is now open for in-person appointments. To comply with Phase-2 requirements for re-opening, I have adopted some new procedures for in-person meetings at my office. You must have an appointment. I cannot accommodate walk-ins. While in the office you must wear a face covering, maintain physical distance, and sanitize your hands. Although I intend to strictly comply with Washington's Safe Start Plan, there is a risk that you may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while at the office. By entering my office, you assume such risk. I will continue to offer and encourage client meetings by phone or video call. I also am happy to meet at an outdoor location. Please let me know your preference when you contact me.