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Probate is the court process for settling a person’s estate after they pass away. If a person has a will, the will is admitted to probate, and the executor of the estate will pay off the deceased person’s debts and distribute the remaining assets according to the will, or if there is no will then according to the default formula under state law.

Contact us if you have questions about how the process works and to learn how our best will attorney in Redmond can help.

Estate Probate Attorney; Helping You Navigate the Complexities of Estate Planning

A probate attorney is a lawyer who specializes in probate law and assists individuals with the legal and administrative matters related to the probate process. This includes helping to transfer assets, pay creditors and taxes, and distribute the remaining assets according to the wishes of the deceased.
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Probates are not part of a flat fee package. Probates are billed at an hourly rate.

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We offer a complimentary consultation to find you the most appropriate services and see if we are a good fit.

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We send you an Estate Planning Questionnaire and design a plan while communicating with you every step of the way.

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We create all the agreed upon documents and complete the process.

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8201 164th Ave NE Ste 200
Redmond, WA 98052

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A probate attorney handles the legal process of settling a person’s estate—their assets and debts—when they die.

Yes. Your assets (real estate, bank accounts, stocks, etc.) will get distributed either by your last will and testament if you have one, or to your heirs according to the default state formula.

Yes. Probate involves going to court and asking a judge to begin the process of settling the debts and distributing the assets of the deceased.

Basically, any asset that is in your name without a designated beneficiary will need to distributed to your beneficiaries or heirs through probate.

Anything you own with a designated beneficiary, such as a 401(k) IRA accounts, life insurance policies, and annuities will pass directly to the beneficiary. Real estate can pass outside of probate if owned with a right of survivorship or through a transfer on death deed.

Assets in a trust avoid probate because they are titled in the name of the trust, not the individual.