Estate Administration: Helping You Through the Probate Process
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When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to focus on the legal details that must be addressed. At Riach Gese Jacobs PLLC, our estate administration lawyers are here to help you during life’s difficult times. Sensitive to your needs, we will attend to the legal affairs of your loved one while you focus on personal matters.
Guidance and Counsel for Estate Administration
Washington is a consumer-friendly state that has taken measures to make the estate administration process simple and cost-effective. In fact, if the estate is less than $100,000 and there is no real property, the estate may not be subject to probate.
To take full advantage of the simplicity, it is best to consult with an estate administration attorney prior to beginning the process. By doing so, you can save time and effort down the road and avoid any mistakes that could increase the cost of the estate administration or delay the distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries.
A significant component in estate administration is the probate process. Probate involves proving the validity of the will, paying the debts, and distributing the property of the estate. At Riach Gese Jacobs PLLC, we handle the administration of both probate and nonprobate assets, including those held in trusts. From the transfer of annuities to filing the applicable estate income tax and estate tax forms, we handle all aspects of estate administration:
- Collecting the Assets
- Valuing and Accounting for Assets
- Paying Debts, Taxes and Creditors
- Filing for Release of Leins
- Distributing Remaining Assets
- Litigating Probate and Estate Matters
- Resolving Inheritance Disputes
Serving personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries or creditors, Riach Gese Jacobs PLLC attorneys ensure all steps are properly taken in administering an estate and carrying out the decedent’s intent in accordance with the law.