What is Probate and Why do I Need to Worry About It?
When a person dies, their property must be transferred to their beneficiaries and heirs. Probate is the legal proceeding which controls the transfer of the decedent’s property to ensure everything goes smoothly and according to the law. This is where an experienced probate attorney can help.
If the decedent had a validly executed Will, the property will be distributed according to the terms of that Will. If there is no legal Will, Washington State has established laws, known as intestate succession statutes, which control how the assets will be distributed. Attorney Davies has been a practicing probate lawyer for many decades, so he can explain how the law applies to your estate.
For a complete explanation of the Washington State Probate Process, take a look at this article.
Which Legal Documents Should You Prepare Now?
In an initial probate consultation, Attorney Davies can explain which of the following documents you need to ensure your property is distributed according to your wishes, and to provide for you and your family now.