Experienced Representation For Probate Administration Issues

Parr Price, PLLC, probate lawyers in Olympia can personally attend to detailed execution of estate planning, with or without a will; advocate for you during probate litigation over will contests; and capably handle heir search issues to find, for example, second or third cousins who may be in a position to benefit from an inheritance.

The Law Firm You Need For Validity Of A Will, Trust Administration And Probate Litigation In Washington State

Probate is defined as the administration of a deceased individual's estate. In our state, the probate process may not be needed if the value of a decedent's assets is under a statutory limit, which changes from time to time. This abbreviated process does not work if the decedent owned real estate.

Probate may occur with or without a last will and testament. Only assets that do not otherwise pass by operation of law, such as a named beneficiary or a joint tenant, are subject to probate. When a will is the probate instrument, the court approves the will and names a personal representative, whose job is to identify and value assets that are subject to probate, pay the creditors and the costs of administration such as the burial expense, filing fee, cost of publications, attorney fee and personal representative's fee, and distribute the net estate to the named heirs.

In the absence of a will, the probate process is called intestacy. The revised code of Washington (RCW) has a legislatively created will for an individual dying without a will. The court names a personal representative and assets are distributed according to a statutory preference.

Do you have questions about probate proceedings, and how they can be positively influenced by solid, forward-looking estate planning? You can trust our full-service probate practice to increase your chances for positive results during probate administration, while saving you money with timely, efficient legal services.

Contact us at Parr Price, PLLC, to speak with an attorney who cares about your probate outcome. Call or email us to arrange your initial consultation. Our number is 360-529-5523. We serve estate planning and estate administration clients in Olympia and Greater Seattle.