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Probate

Holding Hands

Probate is known to be a time-consuming and cumbersome process. Even people who don’t fully understand what probate is tend to be wary of it. 

Probate is the court-supervised process of settling someone’s estate after they pass away. It may sound simple, but the reality for many families in Washington is that probate is overwhelming and stressful during an already difficult period of grief. 

The exact steps will vary depending on the estate, and probate isn’t always required, but it often includes some or all of the following tasks:

  • Locating and proving the will

  • Appointing a personal representative or administrator

  • Identifying assets and debts

  • Notifying creditors

  • Paying bills and taxes

  • Distributing property to beneficiaries

Avoiding conflicts and preventing complications is of the utmost importance during probate, and the probate attorneys at View Ridge Family Law & Estate Planning understand how crucial a seamless process is for grief-stricken loved ones. No one wants their family fighting over property or wondering what their wishes and preferences are. 

If you want a probate lawyer who will approach your case with dedication, skill, and compassion, consider the team at View Ridge.

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