PROBATE IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
At the Iddins Law Group we understand that the loss of a loved one can be an exceptionally difficult time in one’s life. Let our experienced staff eliminate the legal worries of administering an estate. The Iddins Law Group can successfully navigate you through the entire probate process from start to finish and we will do so with compassion, empathy, and kindness.
Probate is a court-supervised process through which the property of a decedent is distributed to the decedent’s heirs at law (if the decedent died intestate without a Will) or to designated beneficiaries (if the decedent died Testate with a Will). Usually, the document evidencing the intent of a deceased person is decedent’s Will. The Will appoints a trusted person(s) to act as the personal representative to pay the legitimate debts and distribute the remaining assets to the named beneficiaries in the Will in the shortest time possible.
This time frame is entirely dependent on each unique set of facts. On average, many probates are completed within a 6-9 month timeframe. Some of the factors that can affect the length of a probate are dealing with creditors, completing taxes, and liquidation of large assets like real estate.
In conclusion, I would like you to understand that the advice above cannot take the place of legal representation who can give you advice tailored to your situation and needs. There are often circumstances that require legal aid outside of the probate process such as assistance in selling real estate, clearing up questionable creditors, resolving lawsuits or other problems that decedent had prior to his/her death and of course, there is the need for tax preparation.
We would love to help you navigate this difficult process. Please give us a call. (253) 854-1244