15 04, 2016

Why does the will need to be proven?

Probate laws are designed to protect the rights of heirs and creditors and to assure the orderly collection, preservation, and transfer of property.  In order to ensure that the Decedent’s bills are paid and Decedent’s property is accounted for, transferred to, and retitled in the names of Decedent’s Beneficiaries, it is important to prove your […]

04, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Probate in Washington State

What is Probate? Probate is the process through which the estate of a decedent that has passed away with or without a will is administered. Common issues that are addressed in the probate process include transferring assets to beneficiaries, paying the debts of the estate, establishing the validity of a will,1 and paying any taxes […]

04, 2016

What happens if someone dies without a will?

Intestate means that one has died without creating a will. When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is distributed upon your death. This includes any bank accounts, securities, real estate, and other assets you own at the time of death. Real estate owned in a different […]