4 05, 2016

Are all assets subject to the probate process?

In Washington, probate may be necessary when: 1.      A person dies leaving property in his or her own name (such as a house titled only in the name of the decedent) or having rights to receive property, without a designated beneficiary 2.       The estate is worth over $100,000. Essentially, the only assets that are subject […]

24 03, 2016

What is the Washington state probate process?

What is Probate? Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies. Probate gives someone, usually the surviving spouse or other close family member, authority to gather the deceased person’s assets, pay debts and taxes, and eventually transfer assets to the people who inherit them. Probate Process in Washington State Probate […]