Vancouver Probate Attorneys
Resolving Estate Matters for Washington Residents
If your loved one has recently passed away, their estate, including real estate, personal property, and assets, may have to go through the probate process. This is a judicial procedure to administer any wealth and/or debts your relative or loved one had at the time of their passing. If you’ve been named as the personal representative of an estate, you will be required to distribute the liabilities and assets to any beneficiaries and creditors per the terms of the will or through the decisions of the court.
Whatever your unique circumstances, Pacific Cascade Family Law is ready to help. Our compassionate approach focuses on fostering a relationship with clients based on our integrity, trust in our counsel, and mutual respect. Our probate lawyers in Vancouver, WA provide individualized legal representation based on your unique circumstances.
Call our office at (360) 506-6332 to schedule your consultation.
What Happens During Probate?
A decedent’s estate will go through probate to determine the beneficiaries’ rights to some or all of an individual’s estate. This is based on the decedent’s wishes, as devised in their last will and testament, if one exists.
The probate process will resolve issues related to:
- Real estate and land titles
- Assets held in bank accounts, investment accounts, bonds, and retirement plans
- Life insurance benefits
- Distributing personal property
- Dividing or passing on business interests
- Paying off debts of the estate
- Resolving disputes among beneficiaries
Small Estate Administration in Washington
State law provides for an expedited probate process for estates valued at less than $100,000. In this case, a small estate affidavit may be issued 40 days after the death of your loved one. This affidavit states your claim as the successor of the estate and the total value of the estate, among other things, in order to begin the transfer of any property to the living heir or beneficiary. All debts of the estate must also be paid.
Work with Pacific Cascade Family Law through the Legal Process
Our Vancouver probate attorney are committed to advocating for your right as the successor or beneficiary of an estate. We will stand by your side throughout the probate process and possess an in-depth knowledge of the nuances of Washington’s probate law.
Contact Pacific Cascade Family Law online or call (360) 506-6332 to schedule your initial consultation at our firm.
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