Probate is the process for administering a person’s estate after death when there is a will or a trust. In Washington, an executor will be appointed to carry out probate or estate administration duties. Washington courts do not normally supervise probate matters once the executor is appointed and executors are given broad fiduciary responsibilities.
If you are a newly appointed executor, it can be difficult understanding what you need to know when you are managing a loved one’s estate after their death. There can be challenges during the probate process and it can help to have an experienced attorney representing the estate to help avoid procedural errors and costly mistakes.
I represent both taxable and non-taxable estates in probate and estate administration proceedings. I understand the challenges that can be associated with probating an estate and advise executors about the assets in the estate, educate them about their responsibilities and help them navigate the probate process from start to finish.
Attorney Lisa Ellis is a member of the King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Washinton Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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