Probate is the process in which a deceased individual’s estate is administered and eventually closed. The probate lawyer’s fee is paid from the estate property. Washington state probate law can be complex and we recommend enlisting the help of a qualified probate lawyer. The probate process can help address the following issues:
-Proving the validity of a will;
-Taking inventory of all assets owned by the deceased and appraising value;
-Notifying creditors of the deceased and paying any debts as well as taxes owed;
-Determining what assets are remaining and distributing those assets to the beneficiaries under the will. If there is no will, distributions are done based on the relevant statute.