What You Need To Know About Probate
Probate is basically the process where the court collects the assets and debts of a person who has passed away. The debts of the estate are resolved, and assets are distributed according to the person’s will or trust, or according to Washington’s intestate laws if he or she died with an estate plan. Many people are intimidated by the probate process, because it can be a very difficult time in your life. You are grieving the loss of a loved one and are forced to focus on carrying out your loved one’s final wishes.
At DAL Law Firm, you can count on us to take care of the entire process for you. Our experienced lawyer, Darcel Lobo, will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the specific requirements that the court has in place. She will work with you to collect all the important information necessary for the court to transfer the property to various individuals, including people named as beneficiaries in any estate planning documents.
Whether you are out-of-state or located in the region, we can help you complete the probating of the estate. We represent personal representatives in probate to open, administer and close probate estates, and we do so efficiently. Our experience with probate helps us provide our clients with a simplified and streamlined process, while maintaining a high level of personal service.
While the duration of probate varies from case to case, in general, the process takes six to nine months from beginning to end. A large determining factor in the time frame of a probate is the extent of preplanning the decedent did with their estate. Our office will work closely with the personal representative to complete the probate as swiftly as possible within the laws of Washington state.
Please visit Probate Process at DAL Law Firmfor more information about the probate process.
If you need assistance with probate, contact our Normandy Park office today by calling 206-408-1688 or by sending us an email to arrange a consultation with our lawyer. We can answer your questions and assist you with this matter during what we understand may be a very difficult time.
“Darcel was so fantastic. She explained the whole process to me and made me feel very comfortable in moving forward. Any questions I had, she answered by email or phone in a very timely manner. I felt so relieved. She was totally professional, however I felt I had made a new friend when the process was complete. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”